KOCHI: The corporation council expressed its reservation against collection of toll from the Thamannam-Pullepady overbridge before the completion of works of the approach roads to the bridge.
Though the corporation council had earlier suggested that toll should be collected for recovering the cost incurred by the Roads and Bridges Corporation for constructing the bridge from the passengers, it would be unfair to collect the toll at this stage, opined councillors of both the ruling front and the opposition.
K.V. Manoj, chairman of the Tax Appeal Standing committee of the corporation, said that the council had passed a decision in favour of collecting the toll. However, it should not be collected at this stage.
Deputy Mayor C. K. Manisankar said that the many residents were offering land for the approach roads after the opening of the bridge. The corporation obtained around two acres the other day, he said.