Protests continue for second day against toll collection at Talapady gate Today

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Ullal: Members of various organisations, political parties and locals staged protest against toll collection for the second day on Thursday at Talapady toll gate urging the contract company Navayuga to stop toll collection as four laning works of the national highway 66, works of service roads and others are not yet completed. The contract company started collecting toll from Wednesday without completing the road works undertaken by it according to the contract.

The protesters tried to stop toll collection physically on Thursday also in an attempt to stop toll collection in the gate. Subsequently, the police lathy charged slightly to dispel the group of protester. However, the protesters didn’t move from the toll gate disrupting the the vehicle traffic through the toll gate.

Reacting to the protests the contract company officials assured that till Thursday evening the company won’t collect toll from local vehicles as the company will take a decision on toll collection amid rising protests against toll collection in Talapady.

Members of Gadinadu Rakshana Vedike, Manjeshwar MLA Abdul Razak, Manjeshwar Congress leader Hashad Warkadi and others were participated in the protests staged.

 

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