Lucknow: The DND Flyway connecting Delhi and Noida has been declared toll free by the Allahabad High Court On Wednesday. The 9.2 km flyway connects Delhi on the west bank of the Yamuna with Noida and East Delhi.
In the past, it has witnessed several protests seeking scrapping of the toll following allegations that the operator has already made profits. In fact, earlier this year in August, members of Janhit Morcha and several Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) of Noida demanding abolition of toll tax on Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) flyway, forcibly opened the expressway for vehicles for free.
The protesters, led by BJP leader and founder of Janhit Morcha, Nawab Singh Nagar, had also launched an indefinite protest in support of their demand to make the DND flyway — expressway connecting the national capital and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh — toll free.
At that time, Nagar had said their aim is to make DND toll free, while claiming that the protest is not politically motivated. The DND toll plaza management had earlier said they have an agreement for 30 years to operate the toll.
The road is used by around 1,25,000 vehicles on a weekday. On an average, the NTBCL collects around Rs 25 lakh daily as toll, with private cars paying Rs 28 and two-wheelers coughing up Rs 12 per trip.