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Baratis attack toll gate employees for charging double fee over not using FASTag

22/02/2021 at 10:48 AM

Khallikote, Feb 22: A group of Baratis attacked the employees of Gurapalli Toll Plaza at Khalikote in Ganjam district for asking double fee as their vehicles were not bearing FASTag late last night.

Scores of Baratis were on their way to Berhampur from Balugaon in six vehicles. At Gurapalli Toll Plaza, they were asked to pay double amount of the toll fee as the vehicles were not bearing FASTag which has been made mandatory from February 15 by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.

However, the baratis did not agree to pay the double amout. Instead, they resorted to an altercation with the toll employees that turned uglier when some of them resorted to attack.

Some employees sustained injury in the incident. Police rushed to the spot being informed about the incident and controlled the situation.

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