Toll plazas to receive payment through credit, debit cards

All toll plazas on national highways will receive payments through credit or debit cards and e-wallet henceforth besides accepting old currency notes of Rs 500 till December 15.

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday issued an advisory to the states asking them to deploy adequate Police Force for facilitating smooth passages of National Highways users on Toll Collection at all the toll plazas.

In the advisory, the ministry has asked all the concerned department or organizations to ensure the availability and deployment of adequate Officers and Police Forces so that no potential law and order situation arises across the Toll Plazas as the user fee (Toll Collection) across all the National Highways was resumed from the midnight of December 2, 2016.

To facilitate smooth passage of National Highways users, several measures have been undertaken such as, fee collection through credit/debit cards through point of sale system installed by the banks usage of fee paid instruments, e-wallet, electronic toll collection and acceptance of old currency note of Rs. 500/- till the 15th December,2016 as a special case.

“However, anticipating a scenario of likely shortage of currency notes which may result in longer than normal traffic at the Toll Plaza booths, State Administrations are requested to deploy adequate police forces and Duty Magistrates for facilitating smooth passage of NH users,” the advisory states.
Simontini Bhattacharjee

Simontini Bhattacharjee

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