Toll Increased by 5% across All NHAI Highways, Expressways
Moneylife Digital Team 03 June 2024
Just a day before the counting of votes for the general election, motorists from across the country using expressways will have to pay more for toll as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to hike tolls by an avarage of 5%. The toll hike would be applicable  at 1,100 toll plazas nationwide.
 
The annual revision of highway user fee or toll was expected to come in to force from 1 April 2024 only. However, due to impending Lok Sabha elections, it was deferred till 3 June 2024 by NHAI.
 
In rupee terms, the new toll hike between Rs5 to Rs25.
 
Meanwhile, The 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' rule of the NHAI, aimed to discourage using a single FASTag for multiple vehicles or linking multiple FASTags to a particular vehicle, has come into force from 1 April 2024. 
 
"With a penetration rate of around 98% and over 8 crore users, FASTag has revolutionised the electronic toll collection system in the country. The 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' initiative will help to make toll operations more efficient and ensure seamless and comfortable journeys for the national highway users," NHAI says. 
 
NHAI took the initiative after the reports of multiple FASTags being issued for a particular vehicle and FASTags being issued without KYC (know-your-customer), violating the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI's) mandate. To avoid inconvenience, users must ensure that the KYC of their latest FASTag is completed. Only the latest FASTag account will remain active.
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