Govt ordered to temporarily suspend collection of toll at all toll plaza across India in view of Covid 19

  • | Thursday | 26th March, 2020

New Delhi: Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday announced to suspend collection of toll at all toll plaza across India to “reduce inconvenience to the supply of emergency services” in the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak. This will not only reduce inconvenience to the supply of emergency services but also save critical time. This is informed by the Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari . It may be recalled that Road Transport and Highways Ministry had advised the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to follow the guidelines issued by MHA about toll plaza operations after the announcement of 21-day lockdown. Gadkari had said that the prevailing condition may be treated as “Force Majeure” of concession or contract agreement in terms of the Finance Ministry.

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