Mumbai : If anyone found charging toll from motorists using Mumbai-Pune Expressway during daytime will be punished severely, warned public works department minister Eknath Shinde.

Motorists using Mumbai-Pune Expressway are still facing traffic jams on the Expressway as repairing work in underway at Adoshi tunnel. The motorists have to take old Mumbai-Pune road due to the repair work and they have to face traffic jam. They then take the Expressway after Khandala and have to pay toll for using the road.

The government had already received complaints from commuters that toll is being collected on Mumbai-Pune Expressway during daytime.

Shinde said, “The government has already declared that there will be no toll be charged in between 10 am to 5 pm as the work is underway. If anyone found charging toll from the motorists I will look into the issue and will take action them.”

Shinde also said that there no toll will be collected in Kolhapur for next 15 days as the issue has not been resolved.

There were meetings in the Mantralaya to discuss the issue of toll-waiver at Kolahpur. The government had appointed two committees to study the issue but there is difference of opinion. So the government is going to appoint one more committee to take decision on the issue. The committee will submit its report in next 15 days.

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