Illegal toll collection at IRB toll naka at Moshi, Pune

July 31, 2015

An incident showcasing another Toll corruption was seen at IRB toll naka where a localite was forced to pay toll tax.As per NHAI rules the local people near a toll plaza are exempted from the tax,but Mr preetam was forcibly made to pay the tax.He has already lodged a complain.Following is an excerpt from his lodged complain:

 

“Hi,

Today, I was forcefully made to pay toll tax at Moshi in Pune at an IRB toll tax naka. This even after I showed that my vehichle RC (MH 14 EC 2891- Dehu Road). I also informed them that I am a local and the visit was for my flat at Chimbali (Mantra Magic). Also, that I use to cross this toll regularly and never ever have I been asked for toll payment, once they see my RC.
Inspite of this the toll staffs barricaded, obstructed my vehicle and forced me to pay the tax.
I was manage to procure the identity of one of the employee named ’Prashant’, employee id- 12295.

In this regard, I would like to request you for below-
1) Conduct an immediate inquiry within a couple of days to ascertain the facts
2) Penalize the involved employees, also the employee that I have mentioned
3) Ensure that at all toll plaza it is mentioned that local people are not required to pay toll and mention the applicable local area for each toll, or, mention the travels for which one has to pay toll
4) Contact me on my given mail id keep me updated

I have put my experience on twitter, keeping in loop the CMO, Maharashtra.

If I do not get response on this by monday, I would place my application to NHAI and CMO, Maharashtra and Ministry of Highways, GOI for cognizance and finally plan to take it to consumer court for legal remedy.

Thank you,
Abhishek Kumar Preetam”

 

42 Comments on “Illegal toll collection at IRB toll naka at Moshi, Pune” Post your comment

  1. alexandria movers on August 4th, 2015 7:52 pm

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  2. Sonawane on August 21st, 2015 7:04 pm

    Hi,

    Everyday I am also facing same issue at Moshi toll Naka.

    I want to understand,

    What is a minimum Periphery from toll naka after that toll is applicable ?

  3. Collector on August 25th, 2015 9:42 am

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  4. devidas on September 22nd, 2015 4:45 am

    This toll plaza is not under NHAI and this project was a BOT(Built Operat and maintenance) so there all workers are following MSRDC rules.company not talking employee that you harassment all road user they only convence to to driver pay toll fee.

  5. Vivek Mitta; on November 26th, 2015 3:47 pm

    I also suffered same. Focefully they asked for toll tax. and i was in hurry thats why i have to pay to avoid any delay.

    Regards
    VM

  6. Sagar on February 27th, 2016 7:49 pm

    Today even I faced the problem even i just stay 150 meter before the naka, shivajiwadi, but I haven’t paid them. Have you lodged complaint already. What happened after that?

  7. Hanumant Phadtare on April 27th, 2016 10:34 pm

    Today I faced same problem. 4/5 workers came across my car and forcefully charged me and rudely said that you lodge complaint or whatever you want.
    Really I want to lodge the complaint. Anybody can guide me.

  8. suhas kale on April 30th, 2016 2:17 pm

    yesturday i faced the same problem. workers take toll from me force fully. i want to launch the complaint pl guide me

  9. Aarif on May 17th, 2016 2:19 pm

    Today I faced same problem. 4/5 workers came across my car and forcefully charged me and rudely said that you lodge complaint or whatever you want.
    Really I want to lodge the complaint. Anybody can guide me.

  10. Aarif on May 17th, 2016 2:20 pm

    Today I faced same problem. 4/5 workers came across my car and forcefully charged me and rudely said that you lodge complaint or whatever you want.
    Really I want to lodge the complaint. Anybody can guide me.yes

  11. Aarif on May 17th, 2016 2:20 pm

    Tomorrow I faced same problem. 4/5 workers came across my car and forcefully charged me and rudely said that you lodge complaint or whatever you want.
    Really I want to lodge the complaint. Anybody can guide me.yes

  12. Aarif on May 17th, 2016 2:21 pm

    Tomorrow I faced same problem. 4/5 workers came across my car and forcefully charged me and rudely said that you lodge complaint or whatever you want.
    Really I want to lodge the complaint. Anybody can guide me.

  13. Prasad Jakhotia on June 19th, 2016 12:09 pm

    Is Private four wheeler vehicles are not exempted from Moshi Toll Naka ?? Whether it is MH 14 or MH 12 or any otherNo ??

    Some times they do not ask for toll, some toe they take tolls! What is the exact rule ??

  14. Ramdas Shivram Vetal on July 2nd, 2016 6:15 pm

    they stopped our car for toll at moshi toll plaza, even after tolls of maharashtra has been shut down. we asked them for the GR but the GR was expired on december 2015. Devendra phadanvis sir says that tolls of maharashta are shut down but some IRB tolls are collecting money forcefully

  15. Yogesh Laddha on July 16th, 2016 12:26 pm

    I stay at Moshi at a distance of 1 Kms from Moshi toll.
    Yesterday I have asked to pay toll forcefully because I didnt have identity of native Moshi as my native is of Jalgaon. I have shown them rent agreement they told me that house is not on your name and driving licen I have is of Nashik address.
    I dont know what law says as local? Is it not for people stay on rent?

  16. Kunal on August 17th, 2016 8:04 pm

    Few Days Back I have also faced same issue. My car is also registered with MH 14…While going towards Chakan they didnt asked for Toll but while returning they stop car with Barricade and forcefully asked to pay Toll.

    Could anyone please let me know from where we can see the documents related to it.

  17. Santosh on September 2nd, 2016 8:19 am

    Really criminal people working on Modiji toll naka
    31st August they stopped me forcefully.
    Moshi is under Pune district why Pune people pay tax

  18. Spk on September 18th, 2016 12:26 am

    I keep facing the same issue as i frequent chakan industrial area. The goons are overbearing and the police station that is right next to the toll booth is unhelpful. They do not think that it is their duty to sort things for the citizens. Me being a woman can’t really go down to the language they use nor can we get into an argument with such goons. Local poli e and political wigs sit mum so that they keep getting their share. And the only sufferers are the common man… People like you n me… O ly if we were heard…

  19. Mayur on March 23rd, 2017 3:52 pm

    Mala toll plaza pasun pude chimbli phatyavr jaych hot mazya gadich passing MH12 Gadi PMPML on duty hoti tyanna sangital tri pn khup dhamki devun tool vasul kela…

  20. Girish on June 9th, 2017 5:27 pm

    The government should demarcate the area defined for free movement of toll plaza area… looting localities is the norm of or b

  21. Jaydip Gupte on June 24th, 2017 7:14 am

    At Moshi toll naka I have been forced to pay toll , the language is in proper, it’s clear disobay of government instructions.

  22. RATISH on July 3rd, 2017 12:49 pm

    I also faced the same problem yeaterday evening once coming form manchar.
    They were collecting toll, i told them that thw tolls on state highways are not for private vehicles , the employee started arguing with me.

    I have to fetch up the amount, & the way the people we misbehaving, like the gundaas.

  23. Alpesh on July 28th, 2017 7:57 pm

    Does anyone reverts to this complaints ?

    Myself have faced this issue and was forced to pay TOLL within PCMC (Dehu TOLL Naka) though my vehicle was registered by Local RTO Mh 14…

    I have the Challan with Vehicle number and will take it up legally.

  24. Sourabh Sharma on July 31st, 2017 12:39 pm

    Same here. Every time I pass from this toll, I have to pay the toll despite having my car registered as MH14. Please advise if anyone has any suggestion on how to handle this problem. May be if we can get a media coverage for this highlighting the name of local politician who may be receiving his cut. (just a thought …..)

  25. Ganesh on August 2nd, 2017 2:25 pm

    Happy to see that someone is raising voice against inappropriate behavior on toll booth. I believe toll is not applicable for PWD operated roads in Maharashtra now hence no toll should be collected from cars here.
    Another concern I see on Pune Nasik Highway is, there are 4 toll booths between Moshi and Sangamner and distance is less 124 KM. Road is not good and seems not completed beyond 50%. As per rule (http://nhtis.org/nhai/faq.htm), it should be 75% completed. However, It is difficult for individual passenger to check completion percentage. Another, on official NHAI website, I can see only 2 tool booths. “http://nhtis.org/nhai/map.htm”

    I am checking more options to raise grievance on this topic.

  26. Yogesh Laddha on September 19th, 2017 11:26 am

    I am regularly traveling from Chikhali to Chakan from last one and half year and have to go via Moshi toll which is just 2 kms from my home. Initially I had to pay tax as I was not having permanent address proof. Then some toll person guided me that you should have government authorized local address proof. So I made Addhar card as local address proof and also enrolled me in local election list. After that since from last one year I regularly show my Aadhar card as address proof and toll person leave me regularly. Today suddenly a toll person stopped me and not accepting a local address proof.I went up to manager also for the communication still he was saying that waiver is for the people who have given their land for road not for the local address proof all person. Pls let me guide what is the toll waiver guidelines?

  27. Sudhendra Kulkarni on October 4th, 2017 1:23 pm

    I faced a similar situation today forced me to pay toll even though I am local residents with MH 14 REGISTRATION

  28. Prafulla karale on October 4th, 2017 8:06 pm

    People at toll booth are literally beggars and goons
    They raised hand on me, this is totally unacceptable.
    There is no way to do complaint against them.what is the system we are following. I call two police station s and they said to come at police station and do complaint. If police are week them those people dadagiri will remain like this.

  29. Arun Kumar on October 16th, 2017 11:12 pm

    Goverment is literally sleeping..iam sure they are not even employees doing vasuli….
    Where is that money exactly going…everyone knows but silent
    Even the conditiin of highway after moshi is worst..how come these fake employees can take money for that road….its visible clearly what exactly going on

  30. B R Shelar on December 28th, 2017 9:11 am

    There are people who will stand infront of vehicle and just force you to pay toll………..Are there any guide lines for paying toll for locals at this toll gate ?? Why to face harrassment from those gundas ?
    regards

  31. B R Shelar on December 28th, 2017 9:14 am

    I faced similar issue at this place multiple time…My vhicle registration is MH14, Nigdi. Are there any guidelines for toll for locals ??

  32. Dr.Vijay Dhole on January 14th, 2018 2:21 pm

    I faced similar issues at this place many times My vehicle registration is MH14 Are there any information for toll in local ??

  33. Venkatesh on January 30th, 2018 2:57 pm

    My plate: MH 26 xxxxxx. I was asked 31 bucks while going from Pune to Nasik, but as I was traveling first time, I didnt know that road conditions ahead and still out of curiosity, I asked upto what further kms this 31 is applicable. I asked this for almost 5 times, to which the goon only spoke, about 31 rs and started abusing as if we are traveling first time . I clearly didnt understand this reckless behavior
    On return, as I saw the deteriorated roads already, I was still ready to pay return toll. But what made me shock was MH43, MH01, MH18, MH14 vehicles were clearly exempted from toll in front of me and I was stopped. Being already frustrated with bad condition of road and random illegal toll, I decided not to pay toll, as it was not even NH authenticated toll. At toll booth, I showed my old receipt and started asking rulebook for toll and reason for exempting the 2 vehicles in front of me. To which guy argued they had pass, but then as i clearly saw that the goons didnt even checked for anything from those vehicles and it was random lie. I closed my window and decided to take video of these people. Some 5 ppl (goons) surrounded my car making a fuss and random screaming, at a point i thought i will need to succumb to this “dadagiri” as I didnt have big heart of M Gandhi for losing mirror or any car damage, thus I waited patiently and calm-fully heard all abusive words without exaggerating and in d end, after some 5 minutes and ceaseless honking, 1 guy by slapping lot of abusive words to me publicly allowed me to pass the barricade :| Seriously felt so pity about government of Maharashtra and Police……………

  34. Ajay on February 6th, 2018 9:14 pm

    I also faced same problem on 04th Feb 2018.
    People from Toll booth were asking for Toll but the person asking for toll is not staff he might local guy and using bad language.
    This must be stopped as the staff guy just watching and supporting and behind that Gunda. Even i have MH14 car from moshi still in front fo me MH20 and MH02 cars gone without asking any toll.
    Any guideline for toll collection and payments for locals.

  35. savaleram Khaire on March 7th, 2018 6:32 am

    Team,

    Same issue I faced on 4th feb on rajgurunagar toll,after asking GR they shown 2005 GR copy.and in front of me so many MH12 vehicle passed with exemption of tax.
    After asking contact number not share any contact details and release our vehicle.

  36. dhomase vidyadhar on May 1st, 2018 2:54 pm

    moshi tol naka mh14 fourwheeler gadi la (commercial nahi)tol ahe ki nahi
    kute complaint karawayachi kunala mahit asel tar sagane.
    mi follup gheto.

  37. Darshan on July 5th, 2018 9:45 am

    I also faced same problem, I am resident of Spine road, Pune. I have registered rent agreement with me. My Car passing is from Mumbai, but still the employees are asking me for toll. I showed them my rent agreement, according to them rent agreement is not valid proof of resident, I requested them to show the list or any document showing valid address proof, but they don’t have any answer. Finally they have to leave me because it was peak traffic time, but such things happen should not happen, its loss of time of me as well the cars behind me.
    I am not against of Toll collection but you must collect is legally.

  38. Rajendra Mohta on September 8th, 2018 8:48 pm

    I also faced same problem on 8 September 2018, Toll person did not released my car though my car is MH 14 but he refused my request also and taken toll. This is very worng. Action should be taken upon these people.
    Toll collection should be on legal way

  39. Kunal on November 5th, 2019 6:28 pm

    I just faced the same issue. People at toll naka at Moshi forced to pay money and was very rude, kind of extortion. My vehicle register at Pune (MH 12 LJ 6384). I hope local authorities will take some actions as many people are suffering

  40. Dnyaneshwar on November 6th, 2019 3:52 pm

    This Toll naka is like dictator run place.
    In last 4 days I crossed this toll Naka 3 times, out which two times they didn’t asked me any toll, but on last incident they asked me to pay Toll.
    I have Car registered in Chinchwad i.e MH14 the same area where this toll is located. When I denied paying toll, they started talking in rude language and kept barricades closed until I pay toll.

  41. PRADIP MARPALLI on November 18th, 2019 8:57 pm

    Today I faced same problem. 4/5 workers came across my car and forcefully charged me and rudely said that you lodge complaint or whatever you want.
    Really I want to lodge the complaint. Anybody can guide me.

  42. PRADIP MARPALLI on November 18th, 2019 9:02 pm

    Really criminal people working on Modiji toll naka Moshi is under Pune district why Pune people pay tax

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