A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report tabled in the state Legislature on Saturday, highlighted the losses incurred by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) due to non-commencement of toll collection, closure of toll nakas, absence of inspections and recovery mechanisms.

The report pointed out that the MSRTC has failed to issue notifications about the closure of toll booths that has resulted in Rs 16.06 crore excess toll collection.

The MSRTC had constructed two toll plazas at Nanded and Pune during 2010-11 and 2012-13 at a cost of Rs 82.82 crore and Rs 613.43 crore respectively. However, the government did not give a no objection certificate (NoC).

"In the absence of a decision by the government, the MSRTC could not commence the toll plaza so far (October 2014) and had to repay the loan through short-term borrowings with adverse effect on the financial condition of the MSRTC," the report said.

The CAG has also pointed out that due to a default in the payment by contractors, arrears of Rs 39.17 crore are yet to be recovered from 34 contractors as on March 31, 2014.

"In the absence of a mechanism to capture real time revenues as well as traffic data, the revenue-sharing agreement with the contractors failed. The MSRTC lost the opportunity to earn its due share of revenue," the CAG said.

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