Only toll will be levied for freight vehicles: New toll plazas at an average distance of 60 km near
There are two toll plazas between Rajkot-Ahmedabad, Bamanbor and Bagodra, which will now be removed, but a new 4 has been decided. Although these four will be toll booths operated by the state government, tolls will be levied only on freight and commercial vehicles. The car does not have to pay toll.
Construction of 6 lane road between Rajkot-Ahmedabad is underway, which has been given to the agencies on toll basis. Once this highway is built, the toll booths will also be operational and the existing toll booths will be closed. The first toll plaza from Rajkot to Ahmedabad will be constructed at a distance of 1.5 km from Maliasan village. The toll booth will be 61 km from Sayla’s Aya village, 62 km from Panashina village and 50 km from Bavla.
It comes under the National Highway Authority, but the work of making 6 lanes is being done by the state government, so only the rules of the state government will be applicable on the toll booths, so toll will be taken only from freight and commercial vehicles. Cars and ST Toll will not be charged from the bus. The highway project is expected to be completed in July 2021.
The local transporter of Maliyasan is likely to get some relief
According to the toll rule, locals who have a toll plaza are given some relief from the toll. There are several transporter’s offices around Mallyasan, so these traders are likely to get some relief from the toll. Thus all four toll booths are under consideration. However the final decision will be taken soon by the government representative.
Mallyasan Toll Plaza protested by locals
Marking is going on for the toll plaza at Maliyasan village. This caused outrage among the locals and the farmers who have to acquire the land have refused to accept the land award. Various industrial associations have also joined them and submitted that the toll plaza is against the rule as Maliasan is close to Bamanbor. However, the minimum distance to the toll plaza will not be limited as the Bamanbor toll will be closed.
The distance between the four toll booths
Aya from Maliyasan – 60 km.
Aya to Panashina – 62 km.
Statues from Panashina – 50 km.