(1) The rate of fee for use of the section of national highway, permanent bridge, bypass or tunnel constructed
through public funded project or private investment project shall be identical.
(2) The rate of fee for use of a section of national highway of four or more lanes shall, for the base year
2007-08, be the product of the length of such section multiplied by the following rates, namely:-
Type of Vehicle Base rate of fee per km
Car, Jeep, Van or Light Motor Vehicle: Rs. 0.65 per km
Light Commercial Vehicle, Light Goods Vehicle or Mini Bus: Rs. 1.05 per km
Bus or Truck : Rs. 2.20 per km
Heavy Construction Machinery (HCM) or Earth Moving Equipment (EME) : Rs. 3.45 per km
or Multi Axle Vehicle (MAV) (three to six axles)
Oversized Vehicles (seven or more axles): Rs. 4.20 per km
In my view the length of toll road at Badarpur is 4 Kms. With the above rates the rate should have been 2.60 based on 2008 basis. I am just wondering I am not wrong in the interpretation.
I look forward the opinion as well inputs of learned community so that the issue could be taken up suitably. more
matter in granting them contracts, testing labs issue false certificates
with tests on papers only and no authorities enforce standards for laying
of metaled roads. Why coal-tar and gravel are not pulverized and recycled
to construct and reconstruct roads to check rise of road level? more
1. The toll collector is also responsible for maintaining the road, to whose satisfaction is not known. The recent court judgements say that if the toll collector does not maintain the roads properly, it may not collect the toll. Again, the adjudicating authority (perhaps Highway Authority) needs to take action. What action it takes, or does not take, is never made known to the public.
2. The duration for which the toll will be collected depends on the cost of construction and the number of vehicles using the facility. If the number of vehicles is higher than stipulated in the agreement, the duration should become shorter. But who collects the data and what action is taken is not known to the public.
What we need is a transparent system. Otherwise we are subjected to exploitation more