New Delhi: In an attempt to provide relief to commuters in the time of demonetisation, the government on Thursday announced the extension of toll suspension till December 1 midnight for all national highways.
Union Minister of road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari tweeted, “Toll suspension is extended till 2nd December midnight across all National Highways.”
Toll suspension is extended till 2nd December midnight across all National Highways
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) November 24, 2016
Earlier, the government suspended fee collection at all toll plazas on National Highways till the midnight of November 11. This was subsequently extended thrice — and the last extension was to end on the midnight of November 24.
The decision has been taken to avoid any inconvenience to highway commuters following the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on November 8 to curb Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes in order to put a menace and crackdown on black money