Vallabhaneni Vamsi files petition

Telugu Desam Party urban president Vallabhaneni Vamsimohan has filed a petition in Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking its intervention in stopping establishment of a toll plaza at Gattubheemavaram village in Kanchikacherla mandal on the National Highway No.9 (Vijayawada-Hyderabad Road).

He has asked the court to direct the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport, and Highways not to allow the GMR Infrastructure to establish a toll plaza at this village as it was allegedly acting in a high-handed manner contrary to the notification issued under Rule 8 (2) of the Ministry Notification of December 5, 2008.

The petitioner claimed that it was against the Ministry notification which stipulated that no toll plaza within 60 km of the existing one would be established in the same direction. One toll plaza currently exists at Keesara in the same mandal on this stretch of the road and functioning as ‘Swarna Toll Gate’ and is only 29 km away from the proposed one.