Upon visiting the Demra Staff Quarters area of the capital, UNB photographer Adnan Adid that the sub-tenants were collecting tolls in the name of various vehicle tolls. The extortion was going on in many alleys including the main road from Dhaka North City to Dhaka South City.
Illegal, totally unauthorised tolls of up to Tk30 are collected through receipts from every battery-powered auto rickshaw(which itself is illegal) Laguna, CNG, pickup and truck in this area.
The receipts even have separate colours and names. For example, the yellow receipt is called ‘Uttara Chaka’.
The drivers alleged that extortion on the roads of Dhaka South in the name of toll has created chaos on the road. They demanded that Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) take initiatives to stop such extortion in the name of toll.