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January 24, 2017

SC Refuses To Resume Toll Tax On DND Flyway For Now


The Supreme Court refused to resume the toll tax on DND flyway for now, by saying that “The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) sought time of eight weeks to file a reply in the case.”

Earlier, the Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited (NTBCL) filed a plea in the top court in connection with the waving off the toll tax on Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) flyway.

In October 2016, the Supreme Court refused to stay the Allahabad High Court’s order that no toll will be collected from commuters moving on the DND till further orders.

A plea had filed in the Supreme Court by the Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited against the Allahabad High Court’s order, asking it to stop collecting toll from commuters plying on the DND flyway connecting Delhi and neighbouring Noida.

“It will get the profit account of DND toll company audited either by CAG or by an independent auditor to find whether the profit recovered was adequate. The flyover connects Delhi on the west bank of the Yamuna with Noida and East Delhi,” the Supreme Court said.

A division bench comprising Justices Arun Tandon and Sunita Agarwal passed the order while allowing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Federation of Noida Residents’ Welfare Association.

The PIL, which was filed in 2012, had challenged the “levy and collection of toll in the name of user fee by the Noida Toll Bridge Company”.

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