- ‘Toll plazas within 60 km radius on national highways will remain closed’
- Minister said that the government will replace toll plazas with GPS based tracking toll system
- Money will be charged on the basis of GPS imaging on vehicles, Union Minister informed
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has announced that in the next three months all toll plazas on national highways located within a distance of 60 km from another duty collection booth will be closed. The Union Minister, while responding to the Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for 2022-23, also said that the government will bring a new policy to replace toll plazas in the country with GPS based tracking toll systems.
“We will provide passes to the local people living near toll plazas. Also, I ensure that there will be only one toll plaza within 60 kms and if there is another toll plaza, it will be closed in the next 3 months, Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
“All toll collection centers on national highways within 60 km radius of each other will be closed in the next three months,” he said.
“We will bring a new policy to replace toll plazas in the country with GPS based tracking toll system. This means toll collection will be through GPS. Money will be collected on the basis of GPS imaging (on vehicles).” Union Minister gave information
“We will equip the highways with 650 roadside facilities. They will include dedicated AC rooms for lactating mothers to feed their babies, washrooms, trauma centres, helipads for helicopter ambulances,” Gadkari said.
Speaking further on the ongoing development works in the country, Nitin Gadkari said, “Projects worth Rs 7,000 crore are underway in Jammu and Kashmir. Around 1000 people are working inside the Zojila tunnel in -8 degree Celsius. Delhi The work on the Amritsar-Katra highway is underway. Started. By the end of this year, we will be able to reach Mumbai in 20 hours from Srinagar.”
Further, he pointed out, “We have made it mandatory that every car up to 8 passengers should have 6 airbags. The automobile industry complained of increased expenses. But we will not patronize the rich at the cost of the lives of the poor consumers.” “
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