BJP demands removal of Jayashapatna toll gate

Puri: BJP district unit has demanded removal of Jayashapatna toll gate near Pipili on NH 316 connecting Bhubaneswar with Puri.

Speaking to mediapersons on Monday, the party’s State secretary Prabhat Parida alleged that the toll gate has been set up while ignoring Rule 8 of the National Highway Act.

Further, she stated residents of Nimapara, Gop, Kakatpur, Astarang, Konark, Delang and Pipili have to pay toll to use the 10-km road.

The issue has been intimated to Union Road Transport minister Nitin Gadkari in a letter. A seven-member team of BJP would soon visit Delhi to meet the Union minister and place a demand before him for removal of the toll gate.