The case pertaining to toll collection on NH-7 (Bangalore-Bellary road) leading to the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) is now before the Devanahalli civil court. The case hearing was, on May 24, adjourned to next week.
Following a petition filed against Navayuga Constructions and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the court, on April 5 this year, had ordered that no toll should be collected from the public till the case was disposed of.
It was found there was no stoppage for vehicles at toll plazas near the trumpet interchange of BIA. Toll operators said they were awaiting vacation of the court stay to restart toll collection.
Four lawyers, who had filed the petition, had argued that toll was a burden on the public, particularly farmers who use the road to transport agricultural produce.
However, it was also found that the existing toll plazas are temporary and the NHAI was building a mega plaza, with 20 booths nearby. NHAI officials said work on eight toll booths was almost complete and land acquisition disputes for the construction of remaining booths had been resolved.