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Farmers raising slogans at a toll plaza near Panipat in Haryana to protest the Centre’s new farm laws.(HT Photo)

Free run for motorists as farmers picket toll plazas in Haryana for second day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Rohtak
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:49 PM IST
Toll plaza near Jind sees loss of about Rs 40 lakh due to the farm unions’ call to shut its collection booths from December 25 to 27.
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Traffic movement continued to flow as usual across toll plazas in Agra amid farmers’ call to block Agra-Delhi Expressway today to protest against the farm laws.(HT photo/Sanjeev Verma (Representative image))
Traffic movement continued to flow as usual across toll plazas in Agra amid farmers’ call to block Agra-Delhi Expressway today to protest against the farm laws.(HT photo/Sanjeev Verma (Representative image))

Free flow of traffic on Agra-Delhi Expressway amid farmers’ call to block it

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Agra
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 01:53 PM IST
“There are five major toll plazas here and we have no information of any one of them being blocked by farmers. We are monitoring the plazas as well,” Satyajeet Gupta, Assistant Superintendent of Police (West) Agra told ANI.
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The farmers, who were mainly from Haryana and Punjab were adamant that until the government fulfills their demands to withdraw the laws, the movement would continue in a similar way.(Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
The farmers, who were mainly from Haryana and Punjab were adamant that until the government fulfills their demands to withdraw the laws, the movement would continue in a similar way.(Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)

Farmers close toll plaza in Haryana’s Ambala, Karnal

By Asian News International | Ambala/Karnal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 01:38 PM IST
Apart from Ambala, farmers also closed Bastara Toll Plaza in Karnal late last night, as part of their agitation.
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The police in Ambala erected barricades on an overbridge on the Ghaggar river connecting the Haryana town with Punjab’s Patiala.(HT Photo)
The police in Ambala erected barricades on an overbridge on the Ghaggar river connecting the Haryana town with Punjab’s Patiala.(HT Photo)

Farmers force way into Haryana, head to Delhi

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 06:07 AM IST
While Delhi prepared for a possible law and order challenge as well as traffic disruptions, high drama unfolded in Haryana on Thursday, as farmers from Punjab entered the state a day after being thwarted by border barricades.
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Farmers’ dharna continues on Delhi-Meerut expressway on Saturday.(HT photo)
Farmers’ dharna continues on Delhi-Meerut expressway on Saturday.(HT photo)

Ghaziabad, Meerut farmers on dharna on Delhi-Meerut eway; stall construction work

By S Raju | Hindustan Times, Meerut
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 05:23 PM IST
Land of farmers of 19 villages of Ghaziabad and five villages of Meerut district was acquired for the 4th phase of the expressway between Meerut and Dasna of Ghaziabad
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Independent Meham MLA Balraj Kundu (extreme right) and his supporters were finally allowed to proceed to Pipli near Kurukshetra, to take part in the farmers’ protest on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Independent Meham MLA Balraj Kundu (extreme right) and his supporters were finally allowed to proceed to Pipli near Kurukshetra, to take part in the farmers’ protest on Thursday.(HT Photo)

On way to Haryana farmers’ protest at Pipli, Meham MLA Balraj Kundu arrested, later released

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Rohtak
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 03:21 PM IST
Despite prohibitory orders, the Independent legislator was going to take part in the rally called against the three farm ordinances promulgated by the Centre; Tosham Congress MLA Kiran Choudhry says govt afraid of protesting farmers
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The Centre mandated that all lanes of toll plazas on national highways be declared FASTag lanes by December 15 to reduce bottlenecks along the national highways. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The Centre mandated that all lanes of toll plazas on national highways be declared FASTag lanes by December 15 to reduce bottlenecks along the national highways. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

FASTag mandatory to avail toll discounts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 02:08 AM IST
FASTag is a radio frequency identification sticker typically fixed to a vehicle’s windscreen that allows for the deduction of toll wirelessly and automatically without requiring a vehicle to stop at plazas.
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FASTag is a radio frequency identification sticker typically fixed to a vehicle’s windscreen that allows for the deduction of toll wirelessly and automatically without requiring a vehicle to stop at plazas. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
FASTag is a radio frequency identification sticker typically fixed to a vehicle’s windscreen that allows for the deduction of toll wirelessly and automatically without requiring a vehicle to stop at plazas. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

Govt makes FASTag mandatory to avail discounts at highway tolls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 08:44 PM IST
The transport ministry on Tuesday amended the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008 to allow discount for users who make the return journey within 24 hours and all other local exemptions only if the vehicle carries a valid functional FASTag.
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Jyotirmayi Vijayavargiya, a resident of Indore, was arrested for allegedly impersonating an IPS officer.(HT PHOTO)
Jyotirmayi Vijayavargiya, a resident of Indore, was arrested for allegedly impersonating an IPS officer.(HT PHOTO)

Conman who impersonated IPS officer runs out of luck at toll plaza in Ujjain

By Anand Nigam | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Ujjain
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 07:09 PM IST
The impersonator’s luck ran out when staffers at a toll plaza called the police after he refused to pay.
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According to officials, the decision was taken in a review meeting of the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority and senior officials of the SDMC. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
According to officials, the decision was taken in a review meeting of the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority and senior officials of the SDMC. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

SDMC won’t penalise vehicles for not having RFID tags till October 15

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 10:01 PM IST
The South corporation is the nodal agency for the implementation of the RFID project in the national capital. The RFID system was introduced to decongest city borders, smoothen traffic movement and thus bring down air pollution.
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2 held, victim’s kin seek arrest of key accused in UP toll plaza murder

By S Raju | Hindustan Times, Meerut
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 04:30 AM IST
Family members and villagers convened a panchayat meeting at Dulhera village on Saturday and said they would launch a protest if the police failed to arrest the two main suspects by Monday
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Toll plaza’s manager Pradeep Choudhaey denied the charges of murder and said that the farmer died after his tractor overturned due to over speeding and he got trapped under it.(HT Photo)
Toll plaza’s manager Pradeep Choudhaey denied the charges of murder and said that the farmer died after his tractor overturned due to over speeding and he got trapped under it.(HT Photo)

Toll plaza officials beat farmer to death for using FASTag lane in UP

By S Raju/Utkarsha Tyagi | Hindustan Times, Meerut
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 03:16 AM IST
On February 3, the bouncers and officials of the toll plaza had allegedly beaten Sohanveer Chauhan, 32, a farmer, to death after he tried to drive off his sugarcane laden tractor trolley through the fastag lane in order to avoid traffic congestion in the cash lane.
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The weapons and other stuff recovered from the slain terrorists by the police.
The weapons and other stuff recovered from the slain terrorists by the police.
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Army soldiers arrive to take position at encounter site at Nagrota toll plaza, where a group of 3-4 militants travelling in a truck opened fire at a police team, on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Army soldiers arrive to take position at encounter site at Nagrota toll plaza, where a group of 3-4 militants travelling in a truck opened fire at a police team, on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

How three terrorists killed in Jammu sneaked into India

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 08:09 PM IST
One policeman was injured when the terrorists opened fire after their truck was stopped for a security check at Ban toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar highway.
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Electronic toll collection at highway plazas has gone up by at least 60%, the transport ministry said.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Electronic toll collection at highway plazas has gone up by at least 60%, the transport ministry said.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

In major setback, FASTag increases wait time by 29%

By Anisha Dutta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 05:10 AM IST
To be sure, much of this is because not everyone has moved to FASTags yet, and the data mainly highlights teething troubles in the digital payment method across national highways.
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FASTag mandatory to get return journey, local area exemption

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2020 11:12 PM IST
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Only 56% commuters with FASTags at Dappar Chandimandir tolls

By Yuvraj Kaushal and Idrees Bukhtiyar | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Panchkula/ Mohali
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 12:41 AM IST
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Long queues of vehicles at the Chandimandir toll plaza on Sunday.(Sant Arora/HT)
Long queues of vehicles at the Chandimandir toll plaza on Sunday.(Sant Arora/HT)

First day of transition to FASTags: More hybrid lanes opened amid heavy rush

By Munieshwer A Sagar | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2019 12:47 AM IST
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People lined-up to get their Radio-Frequency Identification stickers at Karnal toll plaza.(Neeraj Mohan / HT Photo)
People lined-up to get their Radio-Frequency Identification stickers at Karnal toll plaza.(Neeraj Mohan / HT Photo)

FASTag: Response from private vehicle owners poor, say officials at Karnal toll plaza

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Karnal
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 04:38 AM IST
The Centre pushed the initial deadline to make vehicles FASTag-enabled from December 1, but since then, say employees at these Point of Sale counters, sales have come down.
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Protesters hurled stones at the Maldah–Katihar passenger train in Bengal. There were no reports of any injuries. A toll plaza in Murshidabad was also set ablaze on Saturday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Protesters hurled stones at the Maldah–Katihar passenger train in Bengal. There were no reports of any injuries. A toll plaza in Murshidabad was also set ablaze on Saturday.(PTI PHOTO.)

Protests against new citizenship law rock Bengal for second consecutive day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Berhampore
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 05:48 AM IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee urged people not to take the law into their own hands and warned of strict action. Jagdeep Dhankhar, Governor of West Bengal, in a tweet, urged Banerjee to demonstrate her faith and allegiance to the Constitution in the present situation.
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The system, first introduced in 2016, lets toll booths wirelessly and automatically deduct the fee as the vehicles pass through so that they don’t have to stop to pay the money. (HT photo)
The system, first introduced in 2016, lets toll booths wirelessly and automatically deduct the fee as the vehicles pass through so that they don’t have to stop to pay the money. (HT photo)

Centre extends deadline for mandatory FASTags to December 15

By Anisha Dutta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 09:02 PM IST
The ministry of road transport and highways had announced in July that FASTags will become compulsory across national highways starting on December 1 to ease congestion at toll plazas and reduce traffic bottlenecks.
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Private bus service along the Jammu-Pathankot highway remained suspended for the fifth consecutive day. (Representative image)(ANI Photo)
Private bus service along the Jammu-Pathankot highway remained suspended for the fifth consecutive day. (Representative image)(ANI Photo)

Private buses stay off roads as strike against toll plaza enters fifth day in Jammu’s Samba

By Press Trust of India | Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 11:59 PM IST
The AJKPTA-sponsored indefinite ‘chakka jam’ hit normal life in the Jammu region on Thursday with commuters facing tremendous hardship in reaching their destinations.
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About 4.47 lakh vehicles enter Gurugram from 11 border points on every weekday with more than half of them using the expressway at two toll plazas at Sirhaul and Kherki Daula(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
About 4.47 lakh vehicles enter Gurugram from 11 border points on every weekday with more than half of them using the expressway at two toll plazas at Sirhaul and Kherki Daula(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Over half of inbound traffic enters from Sirhaul, Kherki Daula

By Kartik Kumar | Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 03:10 AM IST
About 1.68 lakh vehicles enter Gurugram from Delhi at the Sirhaul toll and approximately 83,026 enter the city from Kherki Daula toll daily between Monday and Friday.
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The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system, installed at Delhi’s 13 main entry points for commercial vehicles, will go cashless from Friday night.(HT Photo)
The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system, installed at Delhi’s 13 main entry points for commercial vehicles, will go cashless from Friday night.(HT Photo)

Delhi’s 13 main border toll points go cashless from Friday night

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 06:09 AM IST
The RFID system aims to turn the entire toll tax collection procedure automatic, and thereby reduce long queues of trucks at toll points, which results in a spike in pollution.
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Commercial vehicle drivers can recharge their RFID accounts either online or at the 28 point of sale (PoS) kiosks at the entry/exit points.(HT image)
Commercial vehicle drivers can recharge their RFID accounts either online or at the 28 point of sale (PoS) kiosks at the entry/exit points.(HT image)

RFID-enabled toll plazas will go cashless from Friday; double penalty for violation

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 04:11 AM IST
The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority [EPCA] mandated this during a meeting on Tuesday.
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Taxi drivers stand in queue to receive Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag, at NH-24, Ghazipur, in New Delhi, on Friday, August 16, 2019.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Taxi drivers stand in queue to receive Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag, at NH-24, Ghazipur, in New Delhi, on Friday, August 16, 2019.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

To end long snarls, 13 RFID-enabled toll plazas to go cashless

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 08:42 AM IST
Till date, around 306,000 commercial vehicles got the RFID tags and documents for another 30,000 are being processed, only 429 transactions have been made suing online facilities.
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Earlier, commuters used to pay ₹125 for one-way and ₹185 for a round trip
Earlier, commuters used to pay ₹125 for one-way and ₹185 for a round trip

Ladhowal Toll Plaza: Project incomplete but rates revised again

By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 10:29 PM IST
Now, a commuter in a car will have to pay 130 for a one-way trip while multiple trips within 24-hours will cost him 190
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From August 16, commercial vehicles not carrying radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags will have to pay fines to enter the national capital from all the 13 major high-tech toll plazas in the city, according to a Supreme Court-appointed panel on air pollution.(HT File photo)
From August 16, commercial vehicles not carrying radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags will have to pay fines to enter the national capital from all the 13 major high-tech toll plazas in the city, according to a Supreme Court-appointed panel on air pollution.(HT File photo)

Heavy penalty for goods vehicles, cabs without RFID

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2019 04:24 AM IST
In the first week of the project, commercial vehicles without the tags will have to shell out twice the Environment Compensation Charge (ECC) and the municipal toll tax, depending on the category of the vehicle.
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The NHAI shut down the Dasna Toll Plaza, in Ghaziabad on Sunday July 28, 2019.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
The NHAI shut down the Dasna Toll Plaza, in Ghaziabad on Sunday July 28, 2019.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

NHAI shuts down Dasna toll plaza, new toll to become operational next week at Pilkhuwa

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad, Ghaziabad
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2019 01:26 PM IST
The toll was a major choke point for traffic and forced commuters heading to the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, just 500 metres away, to pay for crossing it
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A Bharatiya Janata Party functionary and his supporters were booked for allegedly assaulting the staff members at Jewar toll plaza on Wednesday evening.(HT Photo/ representational Image)
A Bharatiya Janata Party functionary and his supporters were booked for allegedly assaulting the staff members at Jewar toll plaza on Wednesday evening.(HT Photo/ representational Image)

BJP functionary booked for assaulting toll plaza staff

By Shafaque Alam | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 12:09 AM IST
A CCTV footage of the incident was also widely circulated on social media. The incident had also disrupted traffic movement on the route for some time.
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