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Road trips to become costlier from April 1 as toll tax hiked. Details here

Amid the hike in fuel prices, the Centre has also decided to increase the toll tax on the national highways from April 1, Friday. According to the report by Live Hindustan, Livemint’s sister publication, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has increased the toll tax from 10 to 65. The department has increased the cost of light vehicles by 10 per vehicle for one way and 65 for commercial ones.

Every financial year, the NHAI revises toll tax. As a result, commuting on the national highways will become expensive from April 1.

NHAI Project Director NN Giri told the daily that the notification has been issued for the financial year 2022-23. Toll tax for cars and jeeps has been increased by 10 in highways connecting Delhi. The biggest increase has been made in the toll of the oversize vehicle. Of these, the one-way toll has been increased by 65.

Toll charges on the 59.77km Delhi-Meerut Expressway will also increase by at least 10%. The toll tax for light-motor-vehicle such as cars and jeeps starting on the expressway from Sarai Kale Khan till the end of it at the Kashi toll plaza will cost 155, instead of 140. The toll tax from Sarai Kale Khan to Rasoolpur Sikrod plaza will be 100 and 130 for Bhojpur.

From Indirapuram, the NHAI will charge the toll for light motor vehicles will be 105 till Kashi, 80 to Bhojpur, and 55 to Rasoolpur Sikrod.

The NHAI was supposed to start collecting tolls from commuters on the  Delhi-Meerut Expressway from December 25 last year, but the plan was put on hold.

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