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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
27-August-2012 16:03 IST
National Transport Development Committee on Tolling Roads
There are requests from road users not to charge user fee on two lane highways taken up for lane up gradation during the construction period. Ministry of Road Transport & Highwayshas notified the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates & Collection) Second Amendment Rules, 2011 so that while transition from NH(Fee) Rules, 1997 to NH(Fee) Rule 2008, due to lane expansion of highway, the annual increase in the toll tax shall in no case be more than 25% of the rate applicable in the immediately preceding year.

Planning Commission has appointed National Transport Development Committee. Further details are being obtained from Planning Commission and shall be submitted at the earliest.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Jitin Pradada, in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

Sanjay Kumar/kd