It will be expensive to walk on the four-lane in Bihar. The government has again decided to charge more tax for a good road. The government has increased the toll tax by about 10 per cent. The government is working to collect toll tax on every 60 km; in such a situation, nearly 17 rupees more tax will have to be paid from Patna to Darbhanga.
Up to 11% increase
An official associated with the toll tax plaza said that the toll tax would increase on NH 57 in Bihar. Trains running on the East-West Corridor connecting Muzaffarpur and Purnia will become expensive from April 1. After rising 12 per cent in the Wholesale Price Index, NHAI has decided to increase toll tax by 8 to 11 per cent at all toll plazas in the country from April 1.
10 per cent toll tax increased on NH 57
Ten per cent toll tax will be increased on NH 57. In reaching Purnia, including the toll plaza at Maithi, Muzaffarpur, there has been an increase in toll tolls from 8.33 to 10.32 per cent at all four toll plazas. NHAI Darbhanga Project Director Dr Suraj Prakash has issued an order. At Maithi toll plaza, a toll tax of Rs 120 is being charged for a light vehicle of four-wheelers for a single journey.
Rs 4405 will be charged from light vehicles.
Two hundred fifteen rupees will be charged for a double journey at the Maithi toll plaza within 24 hours. At the same time, 50 per cent, i.e. 65 rupees, will be charged for a single trip of a commercial vehicle registered in the district, whereas, for a single journey 50 times in a month, Rs 4405 will be charged from light vehicles.
Last year, too, there was an increase in toll tax in April.
Rs 315 per month will be charged from non-commercial vehicles registered within 20 km of all toll plazas. On the other hand, notification has also been issued for toll collection at Mahant Maniyari toll plaza of Muzaffarpur Barauni, NH. Last year also in April, NHAI had increased the toll tax.
A good road will have to pay more tax.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has already said that you have to pay the toll to walk on good roads. Gadkari had said in Parliament recently that vehicles on good roads give good mileage, which saves from the consumption of petrol, and the government wants to take a small part of this savings as toll.