Protest against toll collection: Locals call for 12-hour bandh in Sambalpur on April 2

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Sambalpur: Sambalpur residents have called for a 12-hour Sambalpur bandh on April 2 in protest of the toll collection at Nuakhurigan toll plaza on the recently-inaugurated Sambalpur-Rourkela Biju Expressway.

However, emergency services, education institutions, milk vans and vehicles carrying students will be exempted from the purview of the bandh, said Convenor of National Highway Users’ Association, Satyanarayan Panda.

Notably, locals are protesting the toll collection from vehicles of Sambalpur at the Nuakhurigan toll gate in Sambalpur while vehicles of Bargarh have been exempted from paying taxes at Bargarh toll gate.

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