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Demonetisation fallout: Haryana suspends toll on state highways till Dec 2

cities Updated: Nov 29, 2016 10:08 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

The Haryana government told the Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday that the toll collection on state highways has been suspended till the midnight of December 2, in view of the demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes by the central government.

The response came on the petition of a few toll collectors, who had sought suspension of toll collection on state highways.Engineer-in-chief Haryana public works department(B&R) Rakesh Manocha told the high court that a decision in this regard was taken on November 25.

In the petition filed last week, it was said that the Centre had suspended collection of toll on national highways, hence, the state should also be restricting it at the plazas established on the state highways.

Due to the non-availability of small currency notes, plazas are facing difficulty in collecting the tax. The petitioners were being pressed to collect the toll and maintain law and order, they had argued.

The petitioners included toll collectors of Pehowa-Patiala highway, Yamuna Nagar-Thanesar highway and Kala Amb-Shahbad highway, among others.

First Published: Nov 29, 2016 08:12 IST