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Toll collection suspended till 2 December midnight: Nitin Gadkari

News Agencies | First published: 24 November 2016, 20:02 IST
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Toll suspension across all National Highways, which was going to end today, has now been extended till 2 December midnight.

Informing people about the decision, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari today posted on his Twitter handle: "Toll suspension is extended till 2 December midnight across all National Highways."

The decision was taken to ensure smooth traffic movement across all national highways after demonetisation.

Meanwhile, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said the collection of toll across all toll plazas will begin from the midnight of 2 December.

The NHAI said with the help of various banks, including SBI, swipe machines have been installed at various toll plazas for the payment of toll, which can also be done in cash.

Besides, old Rs 500 will be accepted till 12 December.

Travellers can also use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology operated FASTag for the payment of toll. They will also get 10 percent discount on payment through FASTag.

The toll suspension for all national highways across the country has been extended till midnight of 18 November.

On 14 November, with an aim to cope up with the chaos after demonetisation, the government had extended the exemption of fee collection on all booths at National Highways till 24 November.

The government said that the decision has been taken in order to avoid difficulties that may be faced by the commuters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 November announced demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee currency notes in a major assault on black money and corruption.

--ANI

First published: 24 November 2016, 20:02 IST
 
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