Starting from July 1, commuters using the highway corridor between Electronic City and Attibele in Bengaluru will have to shell out an additional Rs 5 to Rs 10 while travelling both ways.
Currently, two-wheelers pay Rs 20 and Rs 30 for single and return journeys, while cars pay Rs 45 and Rs 70 for single and return journeys respectively.
The monthly pass rates have also seen an increase of Rs 20 for bike, Rs 40 for cars, Rs 60 for SUVs, and Rs 120 for trucks and buses.
At present, for monthly passes, two-wheeler users pay Rs 560, car users pay Rs 1,405 and commercial vehicles pay Rs 1,965. Trucks and buses pay Rs 3,930 for their monthly passes.
The tollway is used daily by hundreds of IT sector employees who travel towards Bengaluru city centre from Electronic City side. In total, the 18 km corridor sees a movement of more 55,000-60,000 vehicles daily.
The operator of the tollway, Bangalore Elevated Tollway Pvt Limited., said the increase was based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and is approved by the National Highways Authorities of India (NHAI).
With the increase in toll, the bus fares on these routes may also increase.
The WPI is a measure of inflation often used by the Indian government to calculate fares and hikes. The percentage increases, of around 2.5-3% in each of the fares, are concurrent with this.
The stretch had seen a similar hike in July 2018. There was a uniform hike of Rs 5 for a daily one-way ride for bikes, cars, trucks, and buses, and no change in price for return journeys.
At that time, the hike for two-wheelers was Rs 15, for cars was Rs 40 for monthly passes.
As part of the contract with NHAI, the toll booth operator has the right to increase the toll charges every year based on the WPI, an NHAI official said.