Each financial year, the NHAI reviews the toll tax. As a result, trips on the national roads will become expensive from 1 April.

In the midst of rising fuel prices, the Center has also decided to raise the toll on national motorways starting Friday 1 April. According to the report by Live Hindustan, Livemint’s sister publication, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) increased the toll charge from ₹ 10 to ₹ 65. The department raised the cost of light vehicles by Rs10 per vehicle by only one way and Rs 65 for advertising. Each financial year, the NHAI reviews the toll tax. As a result, journeys on national roads will become more expensive from 1 April.

NHAI project director NN Giri told the newspaper that the notice was issued for financial year 2022-23. The toll for cars and jeeps has been increased by ₹ 10 on the roads connecting Delhi. The biggest increase occurred in tolls for oversized vehicles. Of these, the one-way toll has been increased by ₹ 65.

Tolls on the 59.77km Delhi-Meerut expressway will also increase by at least 10%. The toll for light motor vehicles, such as cars and jeeps, starting on the freeway from Sarai Kale Khan to the end at Kashi toll booth will cost ₹ 155, instead of ₹ 140. The toll from Sarai Kale Khan to Rasoolpur Sikrod Square will be being Rs 100 and Rs 130 for Bhojpur.

From Indirapuram, NHAI will charge light vehicle tolls of Rs 105 to Kashi, Rs 80 to Bhojpur and Rs 55 to Rasoolpur Sikrod.

NHAI was supposed to start charging tolls for commuters on the Delhi-Meerut highway since December 25 last year, but the plan has been suspended. In addition to this, the toll charge will also be increased at the Kherki Daula toll booth, located on the Delhi-Jaipur expressway. There will be a 14% increase at this toll booth. Whereas, the toll on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) highway will increase by 9% or more.

According to the Kherki Daula Toll Plaza Administration, as of April 1, large commercial vehicles (trucks, buses and similar vehicles) will be charged Rs 235 per trip instead of Rs 205 previously.

Regular car and jeep tolls have been increased by ₹ 10 from ₹ 70 to ₹ 80. For minibus type vehicles, Rs115 will be charged instead of Rs100.

On average, more than 80,000 vehicles pass through the Kherki Daula toll booth every day.

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