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Raha toll gate shuts down for 24 hours

The controversial Raha Toll Gate at Raha in Nagaon district has been shut down temporarily for 24 hours by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) after Nagaon district administration notified NHAI about the alleged ‘illegal’ status of the particular gate. This happened after protesters led by Akhil Gogoi raised the issue of ‘illegal’ status of the Toll Gate before the district administration at the protest site.

The representatives of the Nagaon district administration present at the site of protest admitted that the Toll Gate is located within 2 km of the Raha Town. Though they didn’t comment on the illegal status of the Gate, in particular, they pointed out that NHAI had prepared the plan of the four-lane passing through Raha in the year 2003-04 and that time Raha Town wasn’t formed, which came into being later in 2009.

Protesters led by Akhil Gogoi submitted a memorandum raising the issues to the Nagaon district administration following which they notified about the issues to the NHAI. The NHAI has closed down the Raha Toll Gate for 24 hours. Meanwhile, the protesters have requested for a tripartite meeting with the CM of Assam and NHAI authorities. NHAI has agreed to a meeting within the next 24 hours to decide the fate of the Raha Toll Gate.

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