Nitin Gadkari’s mantra on toll collection: Pay for good service; government does not have enough funds


Nitin Gadkari’s mantra on toll collection: Pay for good service; government does not have enough funds

Pay toll if you want good roads and service! This is what Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently said, making it clear for the public that the toll system would stay as the government does not have sufficient funds, according to a PTI report.

While replying to a discussion on demands for grants for the Road Transport and Highways Ministry in the Lok Sabha, Gadkari said in the last five years, the government built 40,000 kilometres of highway. Seeing some members expressing concerns over toll collection in different parts of the country, the Union Minister said that the money collected through toll from those areas which have capacity to pay are utilized for constructing roads in rural and hilly areas.

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