Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-04-01 20:07 Surathkal: Tension prevailed for a while when private bus services resorted to flash protest against fresh hike in toll tariff on Mangaluru-Udupi road, on Friday. For sometime, services buses stopped plying on the stretch. Sources said, a quarrel erupted between a private bus conductor and tollgate staff after the bus conductor refused to pay hiked toll tariff at NIT-K tollgate in Surathkal. Many buses plying on the stretch too joined the protest and protesters almost came to blows. Tollgate cops had to resort to mild lathicharge to bring situation under control. Two separate complaints have been lodged at Surathkal police station.