Kolkata: Before Durga PujA, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced good news for the bikers. From now 2 wheeler exempt from paying tolls. Although this rule will be implemented only in Vidyasagar Bridge. This rule will be effective from October 1. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced on Thursday.
But why the decision is taking? After Majerhat bridge collapse, pressure increased on the second Hooghly Bridge. Actually the traffic congestion is created on the bridge from morning. To reduce traffic congestion state government took decision to exempt from paying tolls.
Everybody have to pay toll Rs 5 to cross the second Hooghly bridge. But after the Chief Minister’s announcement it will not be needed. However, due to waiving toll fee, Government will suffer Rs 5 to 6 crore revenue loss.