Karnataka speaker UT Khader demands special VIP lane for MLAs at toll plazas

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BENGALURU: Karnataka legislative assembly speaker UT Khader on Thursday called a meeting with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to discuss creating a separate VIP lane for MLAs and ex-MLAs in the state.

“One of our MLAs raised the issue regarding the Mysuru-Bengaluru 6-lane corridor row wherein one MLA was harassed by a toll person. Toll staff don’t allow emergencies and a separate lane,” UT Khader said.

Karnataka Speaker UT Khader asked the state’s PWD minister to have a meeting with NHAI to make sure MLAs, MPs, MLCs and former ministers have a separate lane at toll gates.

“A separate lane is already there at every toll but this wasn’t there in Mysuru-Bengaluru toll…There is no question of a separate VVIP lane, it is not practical…,” he added.

The issue started with Congress MLA Narendra Swamy alleged of misconduct by toll plaza officers and moving a calling attention motion. (ANI)

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