Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that no toll tax will be levied on National Highways (NH) before 60 km and assured that all toll nakas below 60 km will be abolished.
New Delhi: If any ministry is most appreciated in the last 8 years in India, then it is the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Nitin Gadkari has been handling this ministry since 2014. Experts say that the development of roads in the country is happening at a great speed, no one can deny that.
The big announcement made in Parliament
On Wednesday, Union Minister Gadkari has once again fueled many discussions by giving a statement in Parliament. The Union Minister said that no toll tax will be levied on National Highways (NH) before 60 km. Responding to the discussion in Lok Sabha on budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways, Minister Nitin Gadkari assured that all toll blocks of distance less than 60 km will be abolished.
Many questions in people's mind
After this statement, people are also raising questions in many ways and are also welcoming this decision.
Why toll even after paying road tax?
Toll tax or simply toll is the fee that drivers have to pay for passing through fixed roads, bridges, tunnels. Such roads are called toll roads. This is an indirect tax. This is in addition to the road tax that RTOs collect from vehicle owners.
These vehicles have to pay toll tax
There are toll booths or toll plazas (combining several booths) on the roads to collect toll tax. Usually, there is a distance of 60 km between 2 toll booths. In India, toll tax is levied on four-wheelers or larger vehicles.