MNS chief Raj Thackeray recently asked road users to stop paying toll tax unless the govt. tells where the money being paid is heading to. Some MNS workers also vandalized some of the toll booths outside Mumbai, the financial capital of India. Thackeray said that there is no transparency in the process of toll tax collection. “I am not against toll collection. But a citizen who pays the toll should know where that money is going and for what purpose it is used,” he said.
Thackeray further said that MNS workers have been posted at all toll booths in Maharashtra and “shall stop forceful collection of toll”.
“Public is being exploited by toll charges. Government policies with regard to toll collection are not being implemented. We are going to write to chief minister Prithviraj Chavan (about this),” he added.
Thackeray had launched a state-wide agitation against the toll collection policy last month and his party demands that the state should be made toll free.