Instead of 40, toll staff swiped 4 lakhs in Gudmi toll gate

Udupi/ Dakshina Kannada News:

Brahmara Kootlu toll collectionNegligence of toll staff, a doctor wasted his three hours and also underwent mental pressure. A groggy toll attendant swiped Rs 4 lakh instead of Rs 40 from a doctor’s debit card at Gundmi toll gate on the Kochi-Mumbai National Highway near Udupi around 10.30pm Saturday. The toll gate is 18kms from Udupi.The Mysuru-based doctor, who cops could identify only as Dr Rao, was travelling in his chauffeur-driven car to Mumbai via the coast. Around 10.30pm, he gave his debit card to pay the Rs 40 toll.

The attendant, after swiping the card, gave the POS receipt and and toll receipt to the doctor.When he received a text message that Rs 4 lakh had been debited from his account, he brought it to the notice of the toll gate staff. They refused to acknowledge their mistake, even after about two hours of the doctor’s efforts to retrieve his money.The doctor proceeded to Kota, which is about 5kms from the toll gate, and went to the police station there around 1am to file a complaint. He returned to the toll gate with the head constable.Finally, the toll booth personnel admitted the attendant had entered the wrong amount and offered to reimburse the excess amount by cheque.

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