New Delhi: In a big relief for the people after PM Modi took the decision to demontised two big Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, the government on Wednesday made all national highways toll free till November 11 midnight. 

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “Toll across National Highways will suspend till midnight of 11th November to facilitate smooth traffic movement.”

The decision has been taken keeping in view that there could be several people who would be travelling and facing inconvenience after the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

Earlier in the day, several people were stuck at toll plazas as they were facing inconvenience because of the demonetisation on two big currency notes.

Prime Minister in his address to the nation on Tuesday had announced that in order to put a menace and crackdown on black money, the government will demonitise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes and they will be replaced by new Rs 500 and Rs 2,0000 notes which will be available in the ATMs from November 11. 

First Published | 9 November 2016 5:06 PM
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