“In View Of COVID-19, It Has Been Ordered To Temporarily Suspend The Collection Of Toll At All Toll Plazas Across India,” Roadway Transportation And Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Reported.
PTI|Upgraded on: 26 Mar 2020, 12: 21: 03 PM
The relocation will assist problem-free supply of important products. (Picture Credit: Representational image)
The federal government on Wednesday temporarily suspended toll collection on national highways to relieve emergency situation services in view of the coronavirus break out.
“In view of COVID-19, it has been ordered to temporarily suspend the collection of toll at all toll plazas across India,” Roadway Transportation and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari revealed.
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This will not just minimize hassle to emergency situation services however likewise conserve important time, he stated. The minister stated upkeep of roadways and schedule of emergency situation resources at toll plazas will continue as typical.
Previously, the roadway transportation and highways ministry had actually encouraged the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to follow the home ministry” s standards about toll plaza operations following the lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus break out in the nation.
The dominating condition might be dealt with as “Force Majeure” of concession or contract arrangement in regards to the financing ministry, the roadway transportation and highways stated.
The NHAI had actually presented the electronic toll collection program throughout India in December on its over 500 toll plazas while doubling toll charges from the vehicles getting in FASTag lanes without the tag.
In order to offer prime significance to existing FASTag users, deter defaulters and more motivate adoption of FASTags by national highway commuters, vehicles without FASTags getting in the FASTag lane were being charged double the toll charge and last month over Rs 20 crore were gathered from 20 lakh vehicles intruding FASTag lanes throughout India.
About 2 crore FASTags have actually been provided through several Point of Sale (PoS) places. FASTag deal by the NHAI last month had actually crossed 4 million daily.
In order to more boost digital collection of user charge through FASTag at national highways charge plazas, NHAI had actually likewise waived off the FASTag expense of Rs 100 for NHAI FASTag.
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First Released: 26 Mar 2020, 12: 21: 03 PM