Good news for those who travel by road! The toll policy for national highways is being revamped by the government in order to allow people to pay the toll or user fee only for the stretch they travel instead of the current practice of paying
The government has no plans to do away with toll system on national highways and wants to ensure rational collection so that users pay charges for only the distance travelled, like in the case of the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, a top official said today.
The government has set a target of constructing 45 km of national highways per day during FY19, up from about 27 km per day built during the last year, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Tuesday.
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said an initiative by the transport and skill development departments to spend Rs. 15,000 crore as payment to labourers working on construction of national highways under Skill India, has been announced.