Government to Charges Toll of Rs.2500 annually for Private Cars on National Highways only, ease for commuting in works
Paying toll after paying endless and huge amount of taxes while buying cars and motorcycle seems a thing which irritates almost everyone. However, our government wants to cash on every single way. With the new government though there are ways to reduce, the stress of traffic at toll booths, reconsider pricing and much more is happening. A new plans that the vehicle which ply across the entire NH networks, where Government to charges Toll of Rs.2500 annually for Private Cars, either could be paying monthly, half-yearly or do an annual payment of approximately Rs 250/-, Rs. 1,400/- and Rs. 2,500/- respectively. The amount proposed is calculated and turns out that the amount is almost equal to what private vehicle owners pay now for availing discount in toll charges through yearly or monthly passes.
Maharashtra is the state in question and the state the most of amount of toll booths legal and illegal in the country. Recently 53 toll plaza’s were shutdown in the state providing some relief to tourist and locals of the region. However, Mumbai continues to remain the city where there are still 3 toll booths remaining, after two were shutdown for private vehicles. This new policy will help in reducing traffic and burden on citizen.
Some of it has been already done by ETC fastlanes that are witnessed in most toll booths. The cars need to have RFID aka Fastags for a seamless journey. The revenue is huge and accounts upto Rs. 3000/- crores annually. While there is a good amount of relief, the government has other plans such as making registration charges of the cars to be more and then cars (read private vehicles) can go scott free from toll booths but Prime Minster has it doubts on this policy. We can hear a definite answer soon as which should be beneficial for public transport and cars