New Delhi, Feb. 13 -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned for six weeks a plea filed by the Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited on levying toll tax on the Delhi Noida Direct flyway, which had been scrapped by the Allahabad High Court.

In August 2017, the apex court had declined to stay an Allahabad High Court order declaring the flyway toll free.

Allahabad High Court had passed an order against the toll after a Public Interest Litigation was filed in 2016 by the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations. There were protests against the toll tax alleging that there was corruption in the project.

In 2001, the expressway, which connects Delhi on the west bank of the Yamuna with Noida and East Delhi, started operations.

It was submitted that the builders had already made profits from the project and hence Rs 28 toll should be scrapped.

The apex court, after hearing the NTBCL appeal, appointed an auditor to examine the accounts of the firm to determine the costs and profits involved in the development of the project.

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