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Old 2nd June 2014, 12:30   #121
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OK so why is there no PIL against this 'scam' then? We Bangaloreans are too busy to care?
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Cabbie charged me Rs 115 extra on top of the fare, for going to the airport. I noticed, he did NOT pay at the booth, and said he will have to pay on return. We argued with him, but he said, please discuss with company, we cant do anything. The cab company also said teh same.

Our point: Wont the cabbie charge the passenger from airport to the city, another 75 Rs at least, and pocket the Rs 115? Or am I missing something here?
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Cabbie charged me Rs 115 extra on top of the fare, for going to the airport. I noticed, he did NOT pay at the booth, and said he will have to pay on return. We argued with him, but he said, please discuss with company, we cant do anything. The cab company also said teh same.
This is a clear fraud!
When he returns from the Airport with another passenger, he will again collect Rs.115 from that passenger! He will pocket the extra Rs.115...

Taxi companies have conveniently dumped the exorbitant toll charges on the passenger, to be fair on both the parties they could have borne 50% of the charges.
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Cabbie charged me Rs 115 extra on top of the fare, for going to the airport. I noticed, he did NOT pay at the booth, and said he will have to pay on return. We argued with him, but he said, please discuss with company, we cant do anything. The cab company also said teh same.

Our point: Wont the cabbie charge the passenger from airport to the city, another 75 Rs at least, and pocket the Rs 115? Or am I missing something here?
Which Taxi company is this? Please send them an email to their customer care.
I will avoid them for sure.
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This is a clear fraud!
When he returns from the Airport with another passenger, he will again collect Rs.115 from that passenger! He will pocket the extra Rs.115...
Why should the passenger coming to the city from the airport pay Rs. 115 if the driver did not pay the toll? If he were to stop, he would pay only Rs. 75, not 115. But if he didnt stop at all, why pay?
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OK so why is there no PIL against this 'scam' then? We Bangaloreans are too busy to care?
A PIL has been filed in the Karnataka High court against the hike.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper...cle6091283.ece

The toll should be applicable only for those using the elevated highway - why toll even those who want to use the road beneath ?

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The toll should be applicable only for those using the elevated highway - why toll even those who want to use the road beneath ?
To implement this, the toll plaza needs to be moved out further so that it is on one end of the elevated road. The current location will not allow for this since toll plaza is located after the elevated road and the road below merge!
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Why should the passenger coming to the city from the airport pay Rs. 115 if the driver did not pay the toll? If he were to stop, he would pay only Rs. 75, not 115. But if he didn't stop at all, why pay?
I usually pay only one way for the toll, if the taxi guy argues, I'm firm that I can pay only for my journey and not his, and ask him to take a non toll alternative if he does not have a return passenger.

Again, this is in Chennai, and with reference to travel in Chennai Bypass road and OMR, which have non-toll alternatives.

I don't have experience with this Bangalore airport toll way, but the point is if there is an alternative road, you can refuse to pay the return fares.

Same happened to me in the Toll towards delhi airport (don't know exact toll name), and i paid only one way, and in the NCR express way the taxi guy paid for both ways and collected one way charges from me.
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In other news, saw an intimation in the papers today that the toll on KIAL from the city to the airport will now be Rs.80/- per trip. You can buy a return journey for Rs.120/-, provided the trip is completed within 24 hours. The date of implementation is 1st April 2015.

If I understand this correctly, now I will end up paying Rs.160/- if I choose to self drive and park long term at the airport. This is about a 28% jump over the earlier Rs.115/- toll I paid when returning from the airport, since my outstation trips invariably last for more than 24 hours..

Don't think Meru or Ola or the other cab aggregators will be affected too much, since they were charging Rs.75/- per trip anyway.

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In other news, saw an intimation in the papers today that the toll on KIAL from the city to the airport will now be Rs.80/- per trip. You can buy a return journey for Rs.120/-, provided the trip is completed within 24 hours. The date of implementation is 1st April 2015.

If I understand this correctly, now I will end up paying Rs.160/- if I choose to self drive and park long term at the airport. This is about a 28% jump over the earlier Rs.115/- toll I paid when returning from the airport, since my outstation trips invariably last for more than 24 hours..

Don't think Meru or Ola or the other cab aggregators will be affected too much, since they were charging Rs.75/- per trip anyway.
You will pay Rs. 120 instead of the Rs 115 you were paying earlier. While going to the KIAL there is no toll booth, on the return you are charged a 2 way rate of Rs 120 .It does not matter if your return journey is more than 24 hrs after your outgoing journey.
As far as the taxi operators are concerned they will now charge Rs 80 instead of Rs 75 which they were charging earlier for a one way trip.
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Karnataka Government has decided to impose toll on some of the state highway stretches that criss-cross Karnataka.

Source : Bangalore Mirror
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I also suffered this toll gate scam in June 2014. The taxi company was Akbar Travels. They charged me 750 bucks plus 115 bucks toll fees from Bangalore Airport to Sadanahalli gate. They are running a big scam
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Tol fare revision from April 1, 2017:

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