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Bandra-Worli sea link toll up from today

A return journey pass for cars and taxis will cost Rs 90 as against Rs 82.50 now.

From Wednesday, commuters using the Bandra-Worli sea link will have to shell out more as toll as per a pre-decided schedule of toll rates.

The one-way toll for cars and taxis is up from Rs 50 to Rs 60. A return journey pass for cars and taxis will cost Rs 90 as against Rs 82.50 now.

The toll rates for light commercial vehicles using the sea link will rise to Rs 95 from the current Rs 80, while heavy vehicles such and trucks and buses will have to pay a toll of Rs 125 as against the existing Rs 110.

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The 5.6-km Bandra-Worli sea link is among the roads charging the highest toll in the state, charging an amount of nearly Rs 10 per kilometre.

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While the landmark structure was constructed by Hindustan Construction Company on a cash contract model, Mumbai Entry Point Ltd, the toll collection agency at the five entry points of the city, is in charge of the sea link’s toll collection and maintenance.

The toll rates for the Bandra Worli sea link, opened to traffic in 2009, are revised every three years as per a pre-decided schedule. This will be the second increase in the toll for the sea link after a hike in 2012, as per the notification.

The rates that will come into effect on Wednesday will be in place till March 31, 2018. The sea link is to be tolled for a total period of 40 years.

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