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SC to hear plea on DND toll issue today

Updated: Oct 28, 2016 08:25 IST      
SC to hear plea on DND toll issue today

New Delhi [India], Oct. 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a plea filed by the Noida Toll Bridge Company seeking to set aside the Allahabad High Court's order to make the Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) Flyway toll-free with an immediate effect.

The Allahabad High Court had earlier on Wednesday declared the Noida DND route as toll free.

The flyover connects Delhi on the west bank of the Yamuna with Noida and East Delhi.

A division bench comprising Justices Arun Tandon and Sunita Agarwal passed the order while allowing a Public Interest Litigation filed by the Federation of Noida Residents' Welfare Association.

The PIL, which was filed in 2012, had challenged the "levy and collection of toll in the name of user fee by the Noida Toll Bridge Company".

Commuters travelling from Delhi to Noida or East Delhi have heaved a sigh of relief over not being told to pay Rs. 56 to and fro (Rs.28 each way) every day to facilitate a smooth entry and exit in the Delhi-NCR region.

Earlier in August, a group of protesters had demanded that the Rs. 28 toll be scrapped, alleging that the Noida Toll Bridge Company had already made profits, but were still charging toll.

The expressway, which opened in 2001, considerably reduces the travel time between Delhi and Noida. Commuters, however, often face huge traffic jams.

Nearly 1.5 lakh vehicles take the route daily. (ANI)

Uttarakhand: Lightning kills three in Uttarkashi

Updated: May 27, 2017 15:20 IST     

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Updated: May 27, 2017 15:14 IST     

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Updated: May 27, 2017 15:03 IST     

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Updated: May 27, 2017 14:27 IST     

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Rahul Gandhi heads for Saharanpur despite no permission

Updated: May 27, 2017 14:27 IST     

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Updated: May 27, 2017 12:33 IST     

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Updated: May 27, 2017 12:33 IST     

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