Hearing a plea, the Supreme Court has refused to resume the toll tax on the Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) highway for the time being.
On Monday, the apex court has said that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has asked for eight weeks to submit a reply in the case.
Notably, the Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited (NTBCL) had filed a plea in SC in relation to waiving off the toll tax being collected on the DND flyway.
Earlier in October 2016, the top court had denied putting a stay on Allahabad High Court’s order which said that no-till will be collected from commuters plying on DND till further orders.
Passengers commuting from Delhi to Noida or from East Delhi were given a major sigh of relief after they were exempted from paying Rs 56 (Rs 28 each way) to and from as toll tax every day to ply smoothly while entering or leaving Delhi-NCR region.
The DND expressway which started operation for public in 2001 provides commuters with a convenient route and reduces a considerable amount of time while travelling between Delhi and Noida. Currently, about 1.5 vehicles ply on DND daily.