New Delhi: The Central government today announced that it has extended the suspension of tax collection at all toll plazas on National Highways in the country till December 2nd.
Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Chemicals and Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted, “Toll suspension is extended till 1st December midnight across all national highways.”
The government earlier suspended fee collection at all toll plazas on National Highways till the midnight of November 11th.
This was next extended thrice-and the last extension was to end on the midnight of November 24th (today).
The Ministry had previously said that instructions for the suspension of fee collection had been issued to all the concessionaires, including BOT (build-operate-transfer), OMT (operate-maintain-transfer) operators and other fee collection agencies.
The step has been taken to avoid any inconvenience to highway users after the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.
The government on November 22 had also extended the suspension of vehicle parking charges at all airports till the midnight of November 28th.
Even, the Indian Railways have waived off service charges for ‘e-tickets’ and ‘i-tickets’ booked through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) till December 31st.