Mansar Toll Plaza to be shifted to new place from New Year

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Oct 2018 09:39:00


Staff Reporter,

Bowing to sentiments of citizens of Ramtek, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari directed NHAI to locate Toll Plaza at Malegaon village on border of Nagpur District

The Toll Plaza at Mansar is finally being relocated bowing to demands of the people of Ramtek. From January 1 the toll post would start from village Malegaon as per the contract. Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari directed officials of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to ensure that by New Year the toll post starts from new place. The toll post is part of Jabalpur-Nagpur highway and by-pass allows vehicles coming from Jabalpur to crossover to Hyderabad highway by-passing Nagpur city.

Ramtek’s MLA D Mallikarjun Reddy said that Gadkari gave direction during a meeting held at his office in New Delhi on Monday. Ramtek’s Member of Parliament (MP) Krupal Tumane, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Vikas Totade, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders of district were also present. Officials of NHAI and Oriental Structural Engineering (OSE) OSE that constructed the four lane by-pass from Malegaon till Jamatha put up the Toll Plaza at Mansar. NHAI allowed location of the toll post at the tri-junction that ensured people entering from any of the three populous villages to Ramtek need to cross the toll post. From last few years as people began to feel heat of the rising toll fees, protest started to demand shifting of toll post ahead of Mansar as per the agreement.

However as the by-pass work could not be completed as per stipulated agreement, it remained located at km 652 r at Mansar T-point. Now the highway by-pass work is complete and hence Gadkari directed NHAI officials to directed agency to shift the Toll Plaza at Malegaon village. Now with shifting of toll plaza to Malegaon, vehicle crossing into Ramtek would get relief from toll fees that was quite hefty.

Earlier the Toll Plaza was located near Kanhan village but same was challenged before the court. The matter went upto Supreme Court wherein NHAI was given certain directions and that led to shifting of the Toll Plaza to Mansar tri-junction.