Cheaper travel on way, as Centre may take
this big step now
Soon, You May Only Have To Pay For Distance You Travel On
Highways. The government has been working on an efficient
transport management system that will charge a commuter based
on the distance travelled.
Travellers may soon have to pay only for the distance of national highways they
use instead of a general toll fee and the government is working on an intelligent
transport management system for that purpose, Road Transport and Highways
Secretary Yudhvir Singh Malik said on Thursday.
“Instead of keeping a close toll policy, let us get in place an opening tolling policy
through intelligent transport management system so that you the pay the toll only
for the stretch of the road that you use, he said.
Many countries like US, Australia have been doing trials on the distance-based
Indian government looks to push the policy that is currently in the nascent stage
and will aim at initiating the process within an year from now. Mr Malik also said
a roll-on, roll-off (Ro-Ro) ferry has been planned for Surat to other side of
Gujarat which will save about 600-700 km.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rs. 615 crore Ro-Ro ferry servicelast week connecting Ghogha in Saurashtras Bhavnagar district with Dahej in
Bharuch district across the Gulf of Khambhat, also known as the Gulf of Cambay,along the Arabian sea coast in Gujarat.