Toll hiked up to Rs 65
Toll rates have been increased from Rs 10 to Rs 65 depending on the type of vehicle. The one-way travel toll rate on Delhi’s highways has been raised to Rs 10 for four-wheelers and Rs 65 for heavy commercial vehicles. 10 percent toll is being charged on Delhi-Meerut Expressway, while 14 percent more toll is being charged at Kherki Daula toll plaza on Delhi-Jaipur Highway.
In Tamil Nadu, the toll tax has been increased from 10 to 15 percent, while in Assam it has been increased by 15 percent. Let us inform that within the last 10 days, the prices of petrol and diesel have been increased by up to Rs 6.40 in the country. In such a situation, due to increase in toll tax, travel on highways and expressways has now become more expensive than before.
Explain that NHAI increases toll rates every new financial year. According to NHAI officials, the hike will be applicable on the basis of the Wholesale Price Index as per the provisions of the National Highways Duty (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008.
Illegal toll booths will be removed
The Central Government has taken the decision to remove all other toll booths located within a distance of 60 kilometers from the toll booths located on all National Highways, State Highways and Expressways. Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said in a statement that the government would complete the work of removal of other toll booths located within 60 km radius of the toll booth within three months.
This will reduce the burden of exorbitant toll tax on the commuters and will make traveling on the highway more economical. Gadkari also said that the government is also identifying illegal toll booths for collecting toll from passengers and soon they will also be removed completely.
Explain that it is illegal to have more than one toll booth within a radius of 60 km on any national highway. The Transport Ministry was receiving frequent complaints from the general public that more than one toll booth was being run within a radius of 60 km on many major highways of the country. Due to this, not only do commuters have to stop and pay tolls frequently, but the cost of traveling on the highway is also increasing.