The Karnataka High Court on Monday ordered issue of notice to the State government on a PIL petition which complained about the alleged exorbitant collection of toll on State Highway 82, connecting Hosakote to Chintamani.
A Division Bench comprising acting Chief Justice L. Narayana Swamy and Justice P.S. Dinesh Kumar passed the order on a petition filed by JMD Charitable Trust, Chintamani, Chickballapur district. The court also ordered issue of notice to the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Ltd. (KRDCL). The petitioner has claimed that the toll collected on this 52-km stretch of the SH is higher than the toll collected on longer stretches of some of the National Highways in the region.