GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3257
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 22, 2014

QUESTION
Collection of Toll in Karnataka

 

3257. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS be pleased to state;

(a)   whether any proposal is being considered to reduce the toll of Navayuga-Devanahalli toll road in Bengaluru;

(b)   if so, the details thereof;

(c)    whether the National Highway Authority of India is considering to open serviceroads on eitherside ofNH-7 to local people;

(d)   if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(e)   the details of toll that has to be collected based on the project cost and whether theextra cost incurred on a particular project could be transferred directly to thecommuters; and

(f)     if so, the details of the actions proposed to be taken against them?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE
MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
(SHRI PON. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a) & (b): No, Sir.

(c) & (d): Service road has been constructed throughout the project stretch, as perprovision of Concession Agreement, where land is available. However, service road hasbeen merged withmain carriageway at Toll Plaza locations. As per Article 27.4 ofConcession Agreement, a vehicle which is liable for payment of user fee for use of anysection of the project and crossing toll plaza shall be required to pay user fee even if itcrosses toll plaza through service road. No user fee is being collected from tractor,animal drawn vehicle, three wheeler or motor cycle. There is a provision for monthlypass at the rate of Rs. 225 per month for local vehicles having registeredaddress withinradius of 20.0 Km from toll plaza.

(e) & (f): User Fee is being levied and collected as per the National Highways Fee(Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules 2008 as amended and the provisions of theConcession Agreement. There is no provision in the Concession Agreement fortransferring extra cost incurred to commuters directly.