Toll Driving Price Increased on National Highway, from April 1: Well, reports are saying, that travel tolls prices are getting increased by this Sunday, April 1. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has revised its toll rates by 5 to 7%. These all high prices are the result of essential commodities are also likely to shoot up. According to revised rates applicable from midnight of March 31, toll rates for all categories of vehicles will be increased by 5% on the majority of toll plazas.
The National Highway-2 project director Mohammad Safi said, the official, “NHAI has 372 toll plazas in the entire country. Revision of toll rates takes place before the start of every financial year. The rates are revised on basis of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and may vary from one toll plaza to another in the same region. Toll rates on NH-2 have been increased by around 5%.”
Some sources are saying that Rates for monthly passes (50 trips per month) have also been increased. Also, small cars from Agra to Delhi or vice versa via NH-2 will be charged Rs. 10 extra from here. Also, these increased taxes are going to apply from this Sunday. Even, commuters from Agra to Jaipur via NH-21 will have to pay around 6% more toll tax. The officials said that they have no option other than increasing the money.
Also, the Virendra Gupta, president of Agra Transporters’ Welfare Association, said, “Increase in toll rates is highly unreasonable. Transporters were already facing problems dealing with an e-way bill and third party premium for vehicles transporting goods. Besides, diesel prices have increased. In such a situation, transportation cost will obviously increase, and due to this, prices of essential commodities will also shoot up.”