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Congress flays move to extend toll tax period

CONGRESS TODAY criticised the State Government?s decision to extend the period of toll tax collection on roads and bridges from existing 15 years to 30 years.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 01:49 IST

CONGRESS TODAY criticised the State Government’s decision to extend the period of toll tax collection on roads and bridges from existing 15 years to 30 years.

In a press statement issued here today, State Congress spokesperson Manak Agrawal said the decision clearly indicated the Madhya Pradesh Government did not have funds for construction of roads and bridges and it was seeking to place the burden on common people by extending the period of toll tax collection from 15 to 30 years.

He further alleged that several new roads constructed during the BJP regime in Madhya Pradesh were of poor quality and some of them had to be reconstructed after they failed to bear the first rains following construction.

Citing the example of roads constructed at Ujjain during the Simhastha in this regard, Agrawal said the report of the committee of principal secretaries formed to look into poor construction of roads at Ujjain had been shelved to protect PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvergiya. 

Similarly, poor roads had been constructed at new Harsud, where oustees of Harsud town were resettled. He demanded State Government spell out roads and bridges where toll tax would be collected for a period of 30 years from people.