Chennai: Madras High Court on Monday directed that
the enhanced fee at the toll plazas located at Vaniyambadi and
Pallikonda on the Krishnagiri-Walajahpet sector of NH-46,
should not be collected until further orders.
Confederation of Surface Transport (Tamil Nadu)
represented by its president, R Sugumar, submitted that
construction of four-lane road on NH-46 had been completed
with public funds.
Since the construction of six-lane road and provision of
public utilities were not completed, there would be no
justification for collecting extra rate of user fee,
it was contended.
The Petitioner contended that for other sectors such
as Hathipalli-Hosur, Walajapet-Kancheepuram,
Kancheepuram-Poonamallee, the user fee was collected as per
notifications under 1997 rules. Only the
Krishnagiri-Walajahpet sector was discriminated, it was
Justice P Jyothimani before whom the matter came up
ordered status quo as it existed on June 1, 2010 until further