Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway: Collect toll after due procedures
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Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway: Collect toll after due procedures

January 19, 2023


Recent reports have indicated that Mysuru-Bengaluru Expres-sway will not have access to two-wheelers and three-wheelers.

I perceive that National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the Government is contemplating a hefty toll in this NH 275 Expressway.

I would like to mention that toll is not a tax. It’s the money collected to maintain the Expressway as road worthy.

While the Expressway is new, the contractor has to maintain for a definite defect liability period mentioned in the tender.

Therefore, the NHAI and the Government should not be in a hurry to collect toll as soon as it is opened for traffic or practical completion order is issued to the contractor. We hope that due deliberations are maintained as per tender and policy in this regard.

– Charles Davison, Mysuru, 8.1.2023

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40 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway: Collect toll after due procedures”

  1. Mohammed Nawaz says:

    “I perceive the toll will be high”.

    Trust me bro. 😂😂😂😂

  2. Kalabeda, Kolabeda, Luncha Beda, Mosa Beda! says:

    Hey Charles
    Your English and indeed many in India, use English either in the form of pseudo American usage or 19th century written English used by administrators.
    Tolls will be collected when vehicles use the highway. There will not be a trial toll-less period.
    Within 6 months, you will realise how bad this highway can be!
    Pay tolls, suffer congestion, accidents and bumpy travel as the highway road material gets peeled off.
    This is India!

  3. Raj says:

    V want the best of infrastructure but free. It does not work that way. It took 75 yrs for this road to b done boz of such attitude. Everything comes at a cost. Ur not being forced to use this road.

  4. Alwyn Dsa says:

    Well…only time will reveal the quality of the construction.,..but the biggest positive being the bypasses at all major towns between Bengaluru and Mysore. Only regular travellers know the difficulty it took to cross these towns… especially during weekends.

  5. Shekar says:

    referring to kalabeda comments:
    typical indian attitude of blaming everything! The NH in south india are excellent to drive (i haven’t driven in north or west), blore-chennai-kanyakumari etc are pleasure for road trips. one should try them once before making negative comments

  6. Balu says:

    We Indians like the best facilities but want it phukat

  7. Abdullah Ayyar says:

    Service roads will be available for 2 & 3 wheelers. So, it won’t be a problem and a blessing to 4 wheller vehicles.
    Another important and crucial procedure to be implemented is to restrict trucks not to use the speed tracks on the right. They use all 4 lanes and disrupt free flow of traffic.

  8. Prasanna says:

    It’s a class highway can be compared to any International Highway good work Shri Gadkari & Team with Shri Modiji support & special thanks to Shri Pratap Simha for his dedicated efforts Great Going

  9. Harish says:

    Y toll, it is national highway, already we paid road tax and in petrol or diesel we pay tax for road use. Road ate new and some class warranty for 1to 5 years. Then y toll

  10. Goverdhan says:

    Good and well done job from all the people who are directly or indirectly involved or the reason behind this successful project under Mr.Nithin Gadakari sir.
    As far as I have observed there are no name or sign boards with distance and Exit points for the taluks or towns at necessary points.

  11. Jay says:

    Any big project will have small humps, bumps.
    Which can rectified with time.
    The road changes the way the people travel to Mysore and return. We can save hours from the usual congested, hump to hump journey.

    Toll levy will happen as per the rules.Happy to pay if the journey is interesting, else will avoid this road for an alternate better road.

  12. The road is being completed and the only solace is that it will bypass major towns and reduce travel time. But the quality of the road is not very good and is not at all how an expressway should be. There are a lot of undulations and unexpected dips and bumps in the so called finished sections. Overall its a little slipshod

  13. Proud Indian says:

    Dear, Kalebeda, kulebeda. Ninu sülebed@. I know you are that same person who casted in Slumðog Million@re as kid who falls in toilet to collect autograph from Mr. B@chan. You sure have eaten some Sh!t and still carrying it with you. Don’t boast your Sh!t. We know this is india. And we also know who you are…

  14. Srinivasa says:

    If toll is paid for road maintenance then why don’t they maintain road of Mysore-ooty highway

  15. Umesh says:

    First complete the service road properly.
    Near channaptna no service road to cross railway track. To be Frank old was very good for us. May be now service will the two way it increases travel time for us.

  16. Sankaranarayanan says:

    People those who complain against toll must think about the saving in cost of fuel, time and less strain ful driving compared to when using the existing road. One common trait of Indian(me included) is the tend to find fault with work of all others except self and find excuses for giving bad output in self’s work.

  17. Sankaranarayanan says:

    Those who complain about toll should think about the saving in fuel cost, time and stress of driving in the existing route.

  18. RN says:

    Just enjoy the ride and do not anticipate.. live for the moment . When roads gets bad , it is repaired ,and repaired and repaired untill you enjoy the ride.

  19. @Raj
    NHAI was formed in 1988 and u r telling it took 75 yrs to build. LoL. Atleast speak with proof dude. Don’t just blabber.
    And prior to 10 lane there was 4 lane. Remember that too.

  20. Jayakumar v p says:

    Yes Mr Prasanna we should thankful to midiji and mr pratapsimha he is taken lot of strain and abuses from other people. Now one of the best hiway road in South india. Regarding toll better issue a monthly payment for regular travelers . 2 whelkers / Autos / hullo arts and tractors not to be allowed. Because they can use service roads with out any payments.

    Once again I am thankful to modiji team

  21. Niranjan says:

    They have to two wheelers on that road,they I’ll collect toll it’s not problem,but give some importance to 2 wheeler also,bcoz no proper service road,we are also tax paying know,why nhai is restricted two wheelers people.

  22. Toll should be less price ..
    I strongly support . No two wheeler and three wheeler and definately should not be any walk-ins

  23. DLV says:

    We have been made to suffer for 4/5 hrs for mere 140km. Absolute inefficiency and indifference from 1992 when nice road was contemplated. I am sure BJP govt an expert in taxing common man and looting will leave no opportunity to fleece
    All drama will be made as if moon has been bestowed by doing 120km expressway. Considering the toil and suffering we have been put by successive govts ,we have to be compensated by free access to use free way. This is minimum we can expect from these failed govts.Let centre near the expense.

  24. Yes Toll has to be collected after (a) when all the requirements of NH standards are met.
    (b) If NH 275 is built on PPP mode, then the cost had to be recovered as Toll for fixed period only. (C) If NH is buillt from Taxpayers money only O& M costs to be recovered which is 25% of the toll amount or even less. The Central Govt. Has to make this point public and give State Gove. Some Annuity for Land given to NH.
    All the details of costs, Toll rates. Period for recovery, Annuity to be paid for Govt or Partner, anticipated traffic volume and revision of toll etc.,



  26. Nataraj D says:

    Refund the road tax collected as Life time tax on all four wheelers and impose toll for using road. Else abolish toll.

  27. Raj says:

    Tolls shd be levied and high too. Remember Shankar Mishra who urinated on a lady in a plane , was travelling on a cheap ticket bought online.

  28. Kiran says:

    Somebody said road comes on cost, do you thing 30%+ of my earning I pay to government is not cost !!! Its my right to get good roads and whoever does this gets my vote. All these are my rights and I am paying a lot for this already. TOLL is just loot if its high

  29. Meiappan says:

    I have seen All the 4 lanes are occupied by slow moving trucks obstructing the traffic of other vehicles. The toll collectors are not bothered. Is there any legal way to end this?

  30. Rao Bhamidimarri says:

    Hey @ Prof Sastry
    You are a pompous ass, to suggest what you have listed.
    You must be really dumb despite your title, which means nothing, as if you use a toll road, you shell out the toll. As simple as that.
    The rest of what you have said is crap.
    Hey Dr Chandra..
    Stop posting using caps lock in your lap top. What an idiot! Your list of complaints fall into deaf years, unless, you move out of your backside, and take those complaints to the appropriate authorities.
    Hey @Raj That urination incident suggest that you are a third world dump. One can see people urinating and defecating at the end of roads. Common sights in Mysore and India/ Now this fool, has taken this habit to planes!
    Hey @Kiran You sound like a big dim wit with a single cell brain. You have no right to expect good roads as it was your choice to possess a car.
    @Melappan You sound like a Tamil who is a deluded idiot.. Those vehicles are permitted to use those lanes. I suggest use trains.
    What a bunch of the above Neanderthals living in India!

  31. Vin says:

    People who are saying road without toll is free/fukat etc probably don’t understand that it’s not a favour for their father or mother.. it’s built with tax money. So even if toll is not collected, it’s not free it’s not coming from anyone’s pocket. It’s coming from tax money. So if the govt builds something from tax money then there’s no need to claim additional money.they can also run it with the tax money.

    This kind of attitude is why none of the Indians get any benefit for their tax money. Roads, hospitals everything is in a pathetic condition and people think that’s cause it’s free.. again it’s not free. We pay a lot of tax.. a hell lot of tax. Like direct indirect road tax this that . There’s a lot of tax. Even on petrol the amount of tax is a joke. So no it’s not free if the govt just uses the tax money to provide a service.

  32. Ibrahim says:

    Almost Twin Cities MYSORE BANGALORE Had No Toll Collection So far. VEHICLES Passed Till now May Had Paid Enough Road Tax To Give Good Road ( Atleast Tourists NoToll so as to Promote Tourism?)

  33. Nazz says:

    New Road already has patches of repair done.

  34. M. Mohammed says:

    Hey Ibrahim
    I am Mohammed from Mecca!
    Your Prophet!
    You need to start your payers many times a day, and not indulge with posts. It is not ISLAM.

  35. Athmaram says:

    Mr charles comments seem to be misunderstood. He is asking anything to be free or pukhat as someone put it. He is just asking the government and contractor to abide by the tender awarded and to the conditions stipulated in the tender for collecting toll after the guarantee period as agreed in the tender award.
    Toll collection would follow afterwards as stipulated in the tender award.
    This is to ensure the quality of work done is as stipulated in the tender.

  36. Mahadevappa cv says:

    For total project that cost is invested by central government and contractor on 50/50%basis , since toll will be extended upto recovery of 50%contractor investment including maintenance

  37. Wayne says:

    The Mysore expressway is surely a well structured road. But the saddest part to restrict two wheelers where the joy of driving on such roads are being deprived especially for motor enthusiasts. A rethink would be appreciated. All the good bikes being produced sales will drop for sure.

  38. Sudeep k says:

    Before collecting toll.. As I have two wheeler will talk only about the problems in service roads Anyhow two wheelers ate not allowed in main line.. Ok.. .First make those service roads proper without a single defect no pot holes, remove residual which h was put mercilesly on the service roads during mail line construction etc.. On service roads there are no street lights available, fix it. Service roads are not wide. Even some places it is too narrow down. As this may comes under NHAI hope it will only understand and fix problems in service roads and no suggestions from public is required

  39. Ganesh says:

    Job is good a directive has to be enforced for heavy and light vehicle lanes so that it helps lighter vehicles to follow the lane problems.

  40. Thirthahalli Eashwar says:

    You live in Mysore, India, where the government tells you what you can do and don’t ,. Hence, you are not in a position to suggest or demand anything. In India ,it is the case of : “take it what we provide or get lost”. Hence, you get lost, if you cannot take or agree with what is stipulated, then beat it/get lost.
    Is that your name? Sounds like you copied from John Wayne, the actor’s last name. because you have one cell brain? The joy of riding 2 wheeler.
    I suggest you ride on the Mysore-Nanjangud highway, to get a wonderful experience! That is the standard you can expect .
    Hello @Athmaram
    Why do Indians resort to using English in a way that sounds formal and passive? Is this how you are still taught?
    For example, why not try this: the tender process defines the collection of toll , after the quality of work is certified.
    Posters, you are Indians living in India, and intending to use this express way. The government tells you what you have to do. Full Stop.


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