To ensure commuters don’t face problems after the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, the Centre on Wednesday suspended collection of toll across all national highways till midnight of November 11.
Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari confirmed the news in a tweet:
It has been decided to suspend Toll across all National Highways till midnight of 11th November to facilitate smooth traffic movement— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) November 9, 2016
Several people were stuck at toll plazas as they were inconvenienced because of the demonetisation on two big currency notes.
The decision was taken after NHAI Chairman Raghav Chandra took up the matter with the Prime Minister’s Office after being flooded by calls from states over the grim situation at toll plazas.
Earlier, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had also asked the toll plazas across the country to accept the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes till November 11 midnight so the long queues of vehicles could be avoided.
Scrapping of toll tax is one of the many measures the government is implementing in order to avoid the chaos in common public.