Toll Tax Collection from Highways under BOT Scheme

The Toll collected for the stretches of roads and structures of the National Highways are under the NH Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008 as amended from time to time and under the NH Fee Rules, 1997. Under the present rule a section of National Highway on which the average investment for upgradation has exceeded 2.5 crore per km. at the 1st April, 2008 price shall be tolled.

A Government mechanism has been specially put in place to do away with the inconveniences caused to the commuters In addition to several discounts and provisions as per the NH Fee Rules, 2008 the Government has undertaken to implement the Electronic Toll Collection on Toll Plazas on the National Highways.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Jitin Prasada in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

SanjayKumar/kd/RS
(Release ID :87377)