The National Highway Authority of India has been ordered by the Madras High Court to construct a separate lane at toll plazas for VIPs. This lane would also be used by sitting judges, the court ruled.
"It is disheartening to note that the vehicles of VIPs and sitting Judges are stopped at toll plazas... It is very unfortunate that sitting judges are also compelled to wait in the toll plaza for 10 to 15 minutes," it said.
It warned that the court would issue a show cause notice to the authorities concerned unless a circular was issued and any violation of the order would be viewed seriously.