The toll collection at booths erected by the National Highway Authority of India has gone up over the years, but there has been no corresponding relief for motorists on the roads.
There are many stretches which are nightmares for motorists to drive on, with many accidents being reported in the absence of proper safety measures.
The purpose of toll collection by NHAI is to build a good network of roads between cities and bring down freight charges.
The roads from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu, which provides the ports for the state’s exports, are in poor condition, adding to the burden of industrialists in the state.
A recent report released by the central government shows that the total toll collection in the state in the year 2016-17 till December 16 was Rs 217.39 crore; the total collection made in 2014-15 fiscal was Rs 216.94 crore. The toll collection for the year 2015-16 was around Rs 268.37 crore. Despite the increase in collection and allocation of funds for building of roads, there are many stretches on the highways that are crying for attention.
The stretch connecting Bengaluru to Northern-Karnataka, fast evolving as an industrial hub, is one such example and could do with better infrastructure. Clinton Portis Womens JerseyShare This