Highway Toll Will Not Increase Now, Relief Will Be Available For A Few Months

Abhay Singh
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Toll Tax

You will not have to pay increased toll rates on the National Highway. The Election Commission has directed the postponement of this decision, which will be implemented on April 1. The Election Commission (ECI) has asked NHAI to implement new toll rates on the highway after the Lok Sabha elections.

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Generally, rates on most toll roads in the country have increased since April 1. Toll rates on the highway were going to increase by about 5 per cent this time. Elections for the 18th Lok Sabha in the country will begin on April 19 and continue till June 1. The counting of votes will take place on June 4.

Rates Increase Every Year Based On Inflation

In its instructions to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the Election Commission said it should postpone this decision. The Election Commission has given this instruction in response to a letter from the Road Transport and Highways Minister. The toll fee on the highways and expressways spread across the country would increase by about 5 per cent from April 1. According to a senior NHAI official, this toll rate increase is done yearly based on inflation.

There Are 855 Toll Plazas In The National Highway Network.

Voting for the Lok Sabha elections in the country will start on April 19. After this, voting will occur on April 26, May 7, May 13, May 20, May 25 and June 1. The decision will come on June 4. At present, there are 855 toll plazas on the National Highway Network. National Highways Builders Federation (NHBF) had written a letter to NHAI demanding clarification of the situation. He said that we are being prevented from issuing new toll rates. This is creating confusion.

Electricity Rates Will Be Increased Only After Voting Is Over

The Election Commission has also said that the State Electricity Regulatory Commission can decide to increase the electricity tariff. However, they can implement the increased prices only after voting in their state.

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