NHAI hikes toll fee on National Highways
Toll fee on national highways was on Friday hiked by 3 per cent, but it will be applicable to only 20 out of the 42 plazas in Tamil Nadu.
The revision of user fee on National Highways has been done on the basis of the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said. Such a revision in the month of April was “automatic” and “routine” as per the original notification, the NHAI’s Regional Office said. The revision effected this year is “very marginal” and “mere 3 per cent compared to the previous financial year”, it said.
“In fact, there is no increase in the rates applicable for Car, Van, LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) etc, on most of the toll plazas since the revised rate is rounded off to the nearest five rupees,” it said. In Tamil Nadu, the hike is applicable to 20 of the total 42 toll plazas, it added.