Chennai

New toll rates from September 1

Toll rates will be revised at 10 plazas on National Highways in the State from September 1.

The revision, an annual one, is calculated based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) as on June 1997 and the most recent WPI available for the end of the preceding financial year.

According to sources in the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) that manages 43 toll roads in the State, the increase would be around 4 % when compared to last year’s rates.

The new rates would come into effect from September 1 and be implemented at plazas in Vikravandi in Villupuram, Nallur on the Chennai – Tada route, Moratandi near Puducherry, four plazas near Salem including those at Kottakoundampatti and Rasampalayam and two plazas in the Karur.

The toll rates for vehicles using the remaining toll plazas are usually revised in April.

Truck owners had gone on indefinite strike in July demanding withdrawal of toll plazas across the country since motorists, especially truckers, spend a lot of time at the plazas.

R. Sugumar, president, Tamil Nadu Lorry Owners Federation, said that toll was being collected by NHAI without providing necessary facilities.

Article source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/new-toll-rates-from-september-1/article24804988.ece

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