• search

Army men on private trip want free ride on DND Flyway

Written by: Staff
|

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Centre, U P Government, NOIDA Chairman and Noida Toll Bridge ltd on the petition of a Defence personnel seeking exemption from paying toll tax at DND flyway, while travelling in his private car.

Justice Vikramjit Sen asked the respondents to file their replies to the petition by November 4, the next date of hearing.

Counsel Rekha Palli appearing for petitioner Colonel T Prasad submitted that the levying of toll tax on Armed Forces personnel was illegal and was in violation of the provisions of the Indian Tolls (Army and Air Force) Act of 1901.

Ms Palli argued that the DND Flyway was constructed and operated by Noida Toll Bridge ltd on public land.

The DND Flyway was constructed over the Yamuna river connecting Delhi with NOIDA in Uttar Pradesh on build-operate-lease-transfer (BOLT) basis with a private company.

The defence personnels were entitled to cross over the bridge from Delhi to NOIDA and vice versa without paying the toll tax, said the petition.

The applicants had submitted a representation to the Joint Secretary of Ministry of Defence in this regard on June 2, 2004, but no action was taken, said the petition.

UNI PAT AD HT1935

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more