NHAI hikes highway tolls across the country by around 5%

"The new user fee will come into effect from 3.6.2024," a senior NHAI official said on Sunday.

NHAI hikes highway tolls across the country by around 5%

  National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to hike tolls across the country by an average of 5 percent which could have enough impact on the travelling of the general public.

This is an annual revision of highway user fee, which is supposed to be in the range of an average of 5 percent, and expected to come into effect on April 1, but was delayed due to the Lok Sabha elections.

"The new user fee will come into effect from 3.6.2024," a senior NHAI official said on Sunday.

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The change in toll fee is part of an annual exercise to revise the rates that are linked to the changes in the wholesale price index (CPI)-based inflation.

As per the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008, there are around 855 user fee plazas on the national highway network on which user fee is levied Out of these, around 675 are public-funded fee plazas and 180 are operated by concessionaires.

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