The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has hiked the toll fee across Tamil Nadu with effect from Sunday.
Of the toll plazas in Tamil Nadu that belong to the National Highways Authority of India, fees in 22 toll plazas were increased in April. This time, the fee has been increased in 15 toll plazas anywhere between Rs 4 and Rs 15 for various categories of vehicles, reported the New Indian Express.
For a distance of up to 52 kilometres, light motor vehicles including cars would now have to pay Rs 60 for a single trip. This fee was at Rs 55 earlier. Similarly, the fee for light commercial vehicles, including minivans, has been increased from Rs 90 to Rs 95 per trip. Trucks and buses will now have to pay Rs 195 for a single trip while multi-axle vehicles have to pay Rs 215 per trip as against the older tariff of Rs 205.
The toll plazas where tariff has been increased on Sunday are as follows:
- Nallur on Chennai-TADA highway
- Palayam on Krishnagiri- Thoppur highway
- Vaiguntham on Salem- Kumarapalayam highway
- Eliyarpathi on Madurai-Thoothukudi highway
- Kodai road on Madurai-Dindigul bypass
- Mettupatti on Salem-Ulundurpettai highway
- Manvasi on Trichy-Karur highway
- Vikkravandi on Tindivanam-Ulundurpettai highway
- Nathakkarai on Salem-Ulundurpettai highway
- Pudurpandiyapuram on Madurai-Thoothukudi highway
- Thirumandurai on Ulundurpettai-Padalur highway
- Valavandhankottai on Thanjavur-Trichy highway
- Veeracholapuram on Salem-Ulundurpettai highway
- Vijayamangalam on Kumarapalayam-Chengampalli highway
- Ponnambalapatti on Trichy-Dindigul highway
In April, rates in the 22 toll plazas on the Chennai-Bengaluru and other prominent sectors were increased between Rs 5 and Rs 15 according to the category of the vehicle.
The toll prices could have a cascading effect on the prices of essential commodities since a lot of the goods are transported between the place of production to the retailers through these roads.