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Removal of Kaliabhomora toll gate demanded

By Correspondent

KALIABOR, Oct 31 � It has been noticed that there are no toll bridges in Assam except the Kaliabhomora bridge. It has become a matter of utter concern that the Government has imposed toll collections on the Kaliabhomora bridge for cars, mini trucks, buses and trucks etc. at Sulung toll collection gate.

It may be mentioned that the rate of collection of tolls from cars, buses and trucks were very nominal earlier through which the Government collected a huge amount and it did not create any problem.

But later on, the PWD has allotted the Sulung gate on lease following which the rate of collection of toll has also increased from Rs 5 to Rs 19 for cars and high rate for buses and trucks.

Frequent harassment to the owners of cars and trucks created by the toll collectors of late has become a serious problem. Even in some cases they have been demanding additional money, public alleged. On October 26 an owner of a Tezpur bound swift car No. AS-025/7837 submitted an FIR in the Uluwani PS against the toll collections and accordingly the leader of the collection party was arrested by police for allegedly harassing the public.

Looking at the situation public have urged the Government to look into the problem and demanded immediate removal of such system of collecting tolls.

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