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[Resolved]  Toll Gates sign Chennai OMR — 'Toll' anniversary of Tolls @ OMR

Hi, This is Karthik, a Chennaite, a Tax Payer and a Software Professional. I work in Steria India Limtied, Siruseri IT Park, Kelabakkam, Chennai and live in Adambakkam. This would mean I have to suffer the ignominy of waiting at the tolls twice once in Thoraipakkam and again in Navular.
Often and from the first day after the toll was introduced on the OMR stretch, bad planning and inadequate facilities hampered the smooth flow of traffic on the IT Corridor.
Further, a now familiar story of failure of the computerized system supported by a shortage of personnel at the four toll gates (Boss, I am merely talking quantity and not quality), resulting in manual issuance of tickets worsen the already tempered heads every morning and evening, leading to delays.
Hundreds of vehicles line up along the 3-km stretch between SRP Tools and Perungudi main toll plaza awaiting clearance at the toll entrance to proceed. It will be a similar scene at the toll plazas in Thoraipakkam, Sholinganallur and Navallur.
The passersby have learned to live with the wonder ‘why are they collecting tolls after all we have to already pay quite heavily to our Ortho’s? Traveling in these god forsaken roads.
Of course there are freebies on offer, the OMR is a wildlife Sanctuary and it will be like a Safari in the wild and Roller coaster. Cows, Cattles, Horses, Goats, dogs and drunkards everything for your view and your joy. Yes, the joy of having to spend Rs. 43,000 to my car cried my friend who met with an accident with a cow. The misery do not there, another friend got beaten for running over a goat lying in the middle of the road at middle of the night. I have two and there should be hundred such stories.
Traffic congestion will commence as early as 7.30 am on the entire OMR stretch. Bikes, autos, cars, buses and trucks sometimes have to wait for more than three hours to cross the main toll plaza at Perungudi. As a result, many students traveling on college buses will have to miss the classes while most software companies located on OMR will have to have a delayed start.
Each day, more than 20,000 cars, 7,500 auto rickshaws (including share autos), 3,000 LCVs, 3,000 buses, 2,500 trucks, and 30,000 two-wheelers pass through the main toll plaza in Perungudi that has 10 lanes. Handling such huge numbers of vehicles will continue to pose a big challenge at the toll plazas.
Tolls will celebrate their first anniversary in a month’s time and the authorities have remained retardant and have failed to learn to grow at least with times.
Many vehicle users, especially private company buses, felt that without completion of road work (TNRDC is yet to complete laying storm water drains, ducts for multiple cable lines and service lanes), it was unfair to start collecting toll. It is a software professional cry “Before implementing such an exercise, TNRDC should have studied existing toll systems worldwide, operated by MNCs such as Toll Collect and Easy Collect,”
“The toll charges are very high. Being an employee in a software company on the IT Corridor does not mean that we have to sell out our hard-earned money every time we travel. Don’t the taxes we pay every year to the government not include the cost of this road-laying work?”
Wait a time minute, we are exhausted shouting this.
It’s a ‘toll’ anniversary of taking our tolls and I am commencing the cry of ‘we deserve better` for the Rs 17, we pay for cars/jeeps, Rs 6 for three-wheelers, Rs 28 for light commercial vehicles, Rs 44 for buses, and Rs 66 for trucks and Rs 132 for multi-axle vehicles.

Complaint marked as Resolved 2020-08-14 02:31:42
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road services — no proper roads in chennai

there are no proper roads laid in chennai city. everywhere its trafic because of improper roads... for what we are all paying road tax and other taxes then? really fed up to the core..... no proper maintence also... let them have money a lot but also think to do some very few good things to the public people as we are the one who gives them the salary and monetary benefits,, will they think on this?
sir we are doing a project to automate the toll gates so that we can avoid traffic during peak hours, this is done by using RFID tags which is fixed to vehicles of regular users such that they need not stop as amount will be deducted automatically by a reader which senses the tag at a far distance itself. this method has already been implemented in other countries. we are also proposing to collect fee according to the distance travelled by user instead of paying a default amount for vehicles. please reply me the existing method now at toll gates at ECR which will be useful for my project
Hello Sir:
As you talked about RFID technology. I appreciate the effort of RFID will reduce the traffic flow. I do have another technology that is very feasible for the daily commuters. I would like to meet the technology team of your tollgate company. I would like to have a meeting where I can make things for you very simple. Please email me at [protected]@gmail.com. I work at IIT madras as a project associate.

Thank you,
Vikram Chowdhari
[protected]
Hi,

I work for a Software Industry located @ Siruseri sipcot and travelling daily via this OMR as I am residing in Adambakkam. First of all I wud like to understand why we are paying for the Roads even after paying accurate income every year as we so called Salaried employees. As a citizen are we not previlaged to use these road without paying money???? that too Rs 35 for up & down..which is almost a litre of Diesel for which we drive another 16 to 18kms... I hope you are adopting the policy or methodolgy from the country like US . They do collect Toll but thats just 50cents and their avg income of an IT person wud be 5000$ and also if there is a road with TOll then they have an alternate road with out toll with lesser infrastructure. But here, we are forced to use the OMR and also there is no alternate road so we are forced to pay our hard earned money. First of all, Government must understand that the India is economically growing becoz of their citizens like us (we contribute more in terms of paying Tax) so are we not previelaged to use this road with out paying money???if not then we should be given Tax exemptions for this expense becoz its too high for us.. more than a Rs1000 per month. And also the infrastructure is not so good as mentioned by Vikram and not safe also. Give us some valid reason for this RS 35/- per car...You may think that we stupid guys are earning more money in this IT industry but the inflation rate is going high and expense is tooo high ..still we are struggling to pay our dues for housing loan.. (There are some basic complaint abt our government too, they are not caring their citizens compared to other country like US, uk... ) we are becoming sick of paying this toll ...
Today I travelled from adambakkam to ECR link road via Thoraippakkm and gone to Siruseri via Navalur and returned back to adambakkam via Thoraipakkam gate. I was asked to pay again inspite of having return pass for Rs35/-... this is literally a robbery ..yeah robbery with authorization...I need explanationfor this ..hope you will not except me to pay some amount for this explanation like Toll charges...

-Gopi.
krish.s.[protected]@gmail.com

road toll — look at toll

jalgaon-bhusawal road par toll ka last date 16/10/10 tha.but they r still collecting toll.surprisingly even policemen are also part of this looting process.they r sitting there and everything goes under their nose.govt has announced closure of this toll but its still looting d public.everyone knws it but authorities r doing nothing may b becoz they r being benefited.
can anyone do anything? shouldnt they b punished?
I agree with Gopi's statements. We need a breakdown and explainations for Rs.35/-. This OMR Toll company is robbing from people... as if they have given a good quality roads and infra around it. The road between pallikaranai and thoraipakkam via Chennai one is horrible to drive.
Government is not invigilation those road conditions and caring for people paying money for no reason. Who is going to stop this? who is going to give justice for this? why should we pay money to travel within the city?

-Bala,
Chennai
I also expereince the same at toll gates. I was advised by my freind to try a party flag in my car, cause that is license to be free. Afterall a party flag cost only Rs 15/-

sekar
Chennai
Govt should look into this asap and should ensure toll is not collected for this ultra normal roadways
Can anybody let me know, after this complaint does some has taken any action agint the Toll gate person or it just the another scarp.
Hi I am a regular user of this road since 2005. Yes, even when this so called OMR did not exist.
I travel from camp road through thoraipakkam till tiruvanmiur. Those days it used to take just 40 minutes for me to reach office. Now I almost spend the same time in signals and toll plaza waitings. Now that rains have started, things are even worse. These people are real cunning people. They have even blocked the normal village roads with Boulders that people were using before this OMR was built. I heard that there was some approval given by govement to not collect toll with in the city limits. Not sure if the GO has been passed in this aspect. Update if anyone has any infor in this reagrd.

-Durai
Chennai
We are paying money as Tax and too paying for using roads as well.. Isin't worth for money? The roads are not in good condition for long time and no one is looking into it and simply robbing money from public.

This is where the country we are living?
Can anyone please suggest anything that we can do to stop this toll being collected within city limit?
SIr,
The toll gate company is trying to loot, they had promised that they would give us a gate pass for the residents on OMR, they said that property registration will do, or electricity bill, or bank statement or postpaid telephone bill, but suddenly they have refused and with their rude behavior they are trying to not to make a gate pass, they want only ration caed, voter card or passport and since i am an outsider i do not have none.
It seems surprising that to get a toll pass i will have to spend a lot to get anyone of the above, can anyone help
rgds
Kovid
Road are not in good condition. Particularly near toll itself. if we ask about that with toll member they asking us to call to the toll free number customer care. but these guy are collecting the fee they should be the resposible one.
The present ruling Govt opposed idea of having toll plaza at Perungudi when it started functioning. But after coming to power they didn't take any action to remove it. The road is condition is too bad near sholinganallur junction. We have to form a group and fight against it. I have also read once in Hindu that some one filed a case to remove this toll gate
I have purchase one Flat in Thalambur area which is only 1.5 Km from Navalur Junction. In that apartment 200 Families are staying and most of them are using their car. Even On that area many other apartment are also present which have 500/1000 families, all are located in 1.5 to 2.5 km away from Navalur Junction. And OMR road is the only communication option for all o[censored]s.

On daily basis, we are using Tollgate and there are 5 tollgate on that area. I had applied for Tollgate Pass in Perungudi Office. By the name of Thalambur Road itself, Officers are rejecting our application. It’s not only me, many others in our apartment are facing this issue. Now we are localized people over there and already we have Spent too much money on buying the flat . On top of this, Paying Toll charges on daily basis is really Painful. It’s really a big punishment to the peoples who is buying flat on this area.

Please provide your authentication to bring this area under your coverage and approve our Request. Any kind of necessary step required, we are ready to co-operate with you.
Dear sir
The toll route from perungalathur bye pass via maduravoyal uptill redhills is horrible, and one cannot feel that u r travelling by toll road., and it is disheartening to pay toll and travel in a worst road, this is for years together and toll authorities does not bother to lay roads, but instead they have increased the charges, moreover they have installed another toll booth in redhills byepass, within 20 kms where 2 toll booths exist. Kindly lay proper roads to be eligible for toll money.
We need to start a signature campaign to close this toll plaza in Thoraipakkam. why should we have toll plaza within city. Government made huge money in this collection and they are not bothered to fix the Velachery Taramani road. Every day it is pain to travel through the route by two wheeler or by car.
logic single trip or single ticket adopting system by ITEL TOLL PLAZA CHENNAI


I often visited chennai Rajiv Gandhi salai Thoraipakkam . IT corridor . I can not understand and know the following reason for controversy unfair payment charge for system adopted in itel toll plazas OMR OR IT CORRIDOR.

For a single trip or ticket a vehicle allowed one entry from originating toll one exit in all other any one 4 plazas until the day Midnight valid
but the same time any vehicle make an entry and an exit same originating toll plaza without passing any other toll plaza exits they consider as a return trip .(until the midnight)
that is itel say 2 trips. Then same plaza exit also they charge additional one trip charges
if we make originating plaza near an u turn also they consider 2 trips.

This is very unfair system as well as we need explanation for this unfair system.
Kindly explain how this charges fair in any logic manner . If any Govt G.O announcing like that kindly give the details .

logic single trip or single ticket adopting system by ITEL TOLL PLAZA CHENNAI TNRDCC


I often visited Chennai Ra iv Gandhi salai Thoraipakkam . IT corridor . I can not understand and know the following reason for controversy unfair payment charge for system adopted in itel toll plazas OMR OR IT CORRIDOR.

For a single trip or ticket a vehicle allowed one entry from originating toll plaza one exit in all other any one of 4 plazas until the day Midnight valid
but the same time any vehicle make an entry and an exit same originating toll plaza without passing any other toll plaza exits they consider as a return trip
that is itel say 2 trips.
That mean the same plaza one entry one exit also they charge additional one more trip charges
for ex amble we make originating plaza near an u turn also they consider 2 trips.

This is very unfair system as well as we need explanation for this unfair system.
Kindly explain how this charges fair in any logic manner . If any Govt G.O announcing like that kindly give the details .

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