PWD asked to take up rationalisation of toll structure with Transport ministry

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here on Thursday under the chairmanship of Governor NN Vohra asked the PW(R&B) department to pursue vigorously with the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and NHAI the case for rationalisation of the toll structure at various Toll Collection Centres in the state.
It also decided that National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) shall be facilitated to start the process of toll collection at Lakhanpur and at Thandikhui as per National Highway Fee Rules-2008.
For the purpose, NHAI user fee collection shall be integrated with toll and entry tax collection by the State Excise and Commercial Taxes Department. The entire cost of integration of infrastructure will be borne by the NHAI.
The SAC also decided that at Thandikhui, adequate law and order support shall be provided to NHAI to start the collection of toll.
The decision has been taken in order to ensure proper upkeep and maintenance of the highway as per the prescribed standards.