Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Excessive Courtroom on Tuesday ordered an interim keep on the gathering of toll at Sanwara in Solan district. A division bench of Chief Justice L Narayana Swamy and Justice Anoop Chitkara issued the course whereas listening to a public curiosity litigation which contended that the toll was being levied in violation of guidelines.
Staying the gathering of toll until the subsequent date of listening to on June 2, the division bench issued notices to the central and state governments and the Chairman and the Venture Director of the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
Petitioner Adit Singal contended that the institution of the toll plaza at Sanwara is unlawful and opposite to the Nationwide Freeway Price (Dedication of Charges and Assortment) Guidelines, 2008.
The petitioner acknowledged that based on guidelines, a toll plaza can’t be established inside 60 km of one other in the identical part of a freeway, and that there are two — Chandi Mandir in Haryana’s Panchkula district and Parwanoo in Solan district — inside the prescribed restrict of Sanwara toll plaza.
He additionally alleged that the certificates stating completion of 95 per cent work on the freeway was wrongly and arbitrarily issued by NHAI.
The petitioner acknowledged that the toll is being levied earlier than completion of the work.
The general public is compelled to pay toll for incomplete amenities that too at exorbitant charges, he added.
He additional alleged that the toll street has not been maintained correctly and part of the stretch is accident inclined as there is no such thing as a correct barricading of the roads connecting the toll street from the cities and villages alongside the nationwide freeway.
The petitioner additionally sought quashing of the contract, building, completion certificates issued to the executing firm by NHAI.