The Supreme Court on 28 October refused to put a hold on Allahabad High Court's order that made the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) flyway toll free.
Just a day after the Allahabad High Court ruled that no toll tax shall be taken from those using the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) flyway, the Noida Toll Company on 27 October moved the Supreme Court to appeal against the High court's order.
In a judgement that brought relief to commuters in the Delhi NCR region, the Allahabad High Court, ruled on 26 October that the DND would be toll free. The judgement came after almost 80 hearings that took place at the High Court regarding three-hikes in the toll money at the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) highway.
Commuters traveling from Delhi to Noida or West Delhi have heaved a sigh of relief over not being told to pay Rs. 56 to and fro (Rs 28 one way) everyday to facilitate smooth entry and exit from the Delhi NCR region.
The PIL, which was filed in 2012, had challenged the "levy and collection of toll in the name of user fee by Noida Toll Bridge Company".
--With agency inputs