Whether cars and LTV should be made toll free or not as per Gujarat, was the question raised by one of the members in the Legislative assembly today. Public Works Minister Yunus Khan said that seeing the wastage of fuel at the toll centres due to long hours of waiting in queue, the Central government is seriously thinking of taking steps towards “toll-free” situation for cars and LTVs. He also said that Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari is aware of this situation and will come up with a solution as early as possible.
It may be noted that on 15th August 2016 on the demand of various organisations and political parties, LTVs and cars were made toll free in Gujarat.
Nitin Gadkari also said that the employees of Rajasthan toll centres will have a dress code in the near future. During the assembly session responding to the queries of an assembly member Maaman Singh Yadav, he also said that government will take strict action against inappropriate behaviour of the toll-centre workers towards the public representatives. It was also discussed that there have been more than 17cases of tiffs between employees and public representatives and civil cases are also going on. In such a situation, action against the workers is very necessary.
Gadkari also pointed out that there are 3 toll centres on the Alwar-Bhiwadi highway, 2 of which are in the periphery of Bhiwadi and Tijara. Hence local tractors carrying agricultural products, trolleys and vehicles registered for agriculture have been kept toll-free within 20 kilometres of these toll centres. He also mentioned that out of the centres under construction, toll can be taken by the ones that are constructed to the extent of 80 percent.