Cabs entering or leaving Delhi to not charge toll tax till Sept 13
Now that toll collection from commercial vehicles has been suspended, commuters made to pay in this regard can file complaints with South Delhi civic body, transport department or police.Updated: Aug 13, 2018 02:07 IST
Taxis, including app-based cab services in Delhi such as Ola and Uber, will not be allowed to charge toll from passengers for the next one month while entering or leaving the national capital through any of the 124 border points, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation(SDMC) said in a clarification on Saturday.
The decision to suspend toll collection at the toll plazas on the border was taken on August 9, but there have been reports of commuters being charged the toll due to lack of clarity and communication, requiring the clarification issued on Saturday.
Delhi’s civic body officials said commuters charged for the toll by cab aggregators can file a complaint with the civic body, the transport department, or the Delhi Police. SDMC — the nodal agency for collecting toll in the city — suspended toll collection from commercial vehicles after starting work on establishing an electronic toll collection system, also know as Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID), at 13 prominent border points. The 13 account for about 85% of the vehicles leaving or entering Delhi.
SDMC officials said that the decision to withdraw the collection of toll will be in place till the completion of the project on September 13.
“During this period, if any passenger is charged with the ‘toll tax’ in billing amount by any private or app-based taxi services, then s/he can immediately register a complaint with the Municipal Corporation, Delhi Government’s transport department or local police. We will take action,” said Shikha Rai, standing committee chairperson, SDMC.
“They can also approach us if a toll operator charges an amount at any of the 124 entry points. We have issued a circular to the company operating these toll tax plazas,” Rai said.