Activists of the CPI(ML) took out a march to the Paliyekkara toll plaza in protest against the hike in toll rates collected from motorists. The toll collection was stopped for two hours following the protest.

The Toll Viruddha Samyuktha Samara Samithy leader P.J. Moncy urged the Chief Minister to reconsider the decision to collect toll from motorists.

He said the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) model of national highway development was not practical in the State.

Calling it unscientific, he asked the government to withdraw the decision on toll collection.

CPI(ML) activists protest against the hike in toll rates collected from motorists.

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