NHAI reopens Raha toll gate despite opposition

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Published: March 1,2020 04:30 PM
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March 1, 2020: National Highway Authorities of India (NHAI) on Sunday reopened the Raha toll gate on NH-37 Nagaon district despite opposition from various organisations.

March 1, 2020: National Highway Authorities of India (NHAI) on Sunday reopened the Raha toll gate on NH-37 Nagaon district despite opposition from various organizations.



A puja was performed on the occasion amidst heavy security as several organizations threatened to launch protest opposing the NHAI's decision to reopen it.



The toll gate remained closed since 2018 because of protests from a number of organizations, mainly the KMSS.



According to a NHAI notification, four wheel private vehicles will have to pay Rs 95 for one way and Rs 140 for both ways while the commercial vehicles will be charged Rs 150 for one way and Rs 225 for both ways. Bus and trucks will have to pay Rs 315 and 470 in one way and both ways respectively at the toll plaza.



Reports say, NHAI has given contract to a private company for toll collection.



Earlier on January 31, the NHAI opened the Bijni toll gate on NH-31 in Chirang district, which remained closed since 2015.