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Reports suggest increase in toll tax at multiple toll plazas across the country from 1st September. National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has increased toll tax for several highways in multiple states including Kolkata, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.
Here’s the list of toll plazas which will charge more from 1st September 2020:
- NH 44 (Karnal-Panipat) Toll: The toll rates of light commercial vehicles and minivans will be increased to Rs 220 from Rs 215 for single journey and Rs 330 from Rs 325 for return journey. Similarly, the toll fee for bus and truck of two axles will be Rs 440 from Rs 430 for single journey, while for the return journey it will be Rs 660 from Rs 645.
- Sitapur Toll: Earlier, the commercial vehicle which used to charge Rs 70 has now become Rs 75. At the same time, a toll clearance on truck, bus and trola was increased from 10 to 25 rupees.
- Jaipur-Manesar Toll: Though we don’t know the exact amount of toll tax, it is expected to increase about 1 to 4% for all types of vehicles. Toll rates for light vehicles have increased by Rs 5, buses by Rs 20 and heavy vehicles by Rs 25 on one side.
- Delhi-Badarpur Flyover: Report claimed that light commercial vehicles paid Rs 39 for a single trip, while the monthly pass used to be for Rs 1170. Whereas now, light commercial vehicle, light goods vehicle and mini bus will have to pay 40 for single trip, 59 for multiple trip and Rs 1190 for monthly pass.
Likewise 21 toll plazas in Tamil Nadu, 15 in Kolkata and 4 in Maharashtra have increased toll tax for vehicles. When asked the same, NHAI official said that it was a routine hike that takes place every year on 1 Sept.
“The nominal hike is an automatic process carried out based on wholesale price index in accordance with the provisions of National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008,” he added.
Multiple reports across the country reveal that transporters are not happy with the increment in toll taxes at a time when the logistics sector is still recovering from a standstill due to the pandemic.
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