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Coimbatore

NHAI asked to reduce Karumathampatti toll fee

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Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA) today requested the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to take steps to reduce the fee collected at the newly set up Karumathampatti toll gate from Rs. 80 to Rs. 40.

In a letter to NHAI Chairman Raghav Chandra, TEA President A. Shaktivel said that
the regular users were shocked to notice that IVRCL Chengapalli Tollways Ltd, at 20 km distance was collecting a toll fee of Rs. 80 for cars for one way trip, which was too high compared to that at other toll gates.

Stating that the Coimbatore bypass, which became operational in 2000, connecting Neelambur in Tamil Nadu, and Madukkarai to Palakkad in Kerala was in poor condition, Mr. Shaktivel pointed out that there were frequent traffic congestions at times and vehicles had to undergo much difficulty even after paying toll fee.

Despite toll fee being collected on L&T Bypass Road, the condition of the road was bad, damaged and not maintained properly. He requested that the road be maintained well till such time as L&T transferred it to NHAI.

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