National Highways

1. NHAI announces a 5% toll hike on expressways across India starting June 3.
2. Nine toll gates in Assam to implement new rates.
3. Increases range from Rs 5 to Rs 35 for vehicle owners.

Guwahati, June 03: Motorists using expressways across India will face a toll hike starting Monday, June 3, as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has announced an average increase of 5 percent in toll rates.

In Assam, nine toll gates will implement new rates, with increases ranging from Rs 5 to Rs 35 for vehicle owners.

This toll rate adjustment was initially scheduled for April 1 but was delayed due to the Lok Sabha elections, pushing the implementation to June 3, 2024.

The annual revision of the highway user fee, a routine adjustment by the NHAI, was postponed to avoid influencing the election process.

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With the elections now concluded, the revised toll rates are set to take effect, affecting drivers on expressways across the country.

The toll increase is intended to cover maintenance costs and improvements to the national highway infrastructure, ensuring better service and safety for road users.

This annual revision is part of NHAI’s ongoing efforts to manage and upgrade India’s extensive road network effectively.

Motorists should prepare for the new rates as they plan their travels, with the changes becoming operational from Monday.

The NHAI has communicated that this hike is part of its standard annual adjustment to address inflation and rising maintenance expenses.