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MCD set to increase toll tax from Monday morning

delhi Updated: May 16, 2011 01:44 IST
HT Correspondent

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has revised the toll tax rates that would be applicable from 6am on Monday, for all types of commercial vehicles entering Delhi.

The new rates come into effect with the new concessionaires taking charge at toll plazas, an official said.

Ever since the civic body started outsourcing the job, there has been a steady increase in the total toll collection, the official added.

Before 2002-03, the toll tax collection never crossed Rs 60 crore annually.

However, since May 1, 2003, when it was outsourced for the first time, apart from the steady increase in income, the job has seen MCD's less manpower being engaged for it.

The toll collection in 2003-04 was Rs 70.02 crore, which increased to Rs 81.19 crore in 2005-06, which saw a further hike at Rs 86.79 crore in 2007-08. The toll collection was Rs 188.05 crore in 2009-10.

"The toll tax collection touched Rs 192.90 crore in 2010-11," a statement released by the MCD said.

'Smart Cards', which will work on computerised toll plazas only, will be issued to interested commuters at the same discount rates and structure as relevant to the pass-holders, the release said.

No toll tax shall be payable by or collected from ambulances, fire-fighting vehicles, police vehicles, government vehicles having red and amber lights, and defence vehicles besides hearses, it added.