E-toll system to save Rs 88,000 crore, cut waiting time: Nitin Gadkari

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January 1, 2015

Mumbai, INDIA: The electronic toll (e-toll) collection system introduced in the country will help save `88,000 crore and cut waiting time at toll plazas significantly, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.

Highway Minister: Nitin Gadkari

January 1, 2015

Mumbai, INDIA: The electronic toll (e-toll) collection system introduced in the country will help save `88,000 crore and cut waiting time at toll plazas significantly, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.

Highway Minister: Nitin Gadkari

Citing a Transport Corporation of India-IIM Kolkata study that said `60,000 crore was lost on account of various delays at check posts, he said electronic toll collection could save `88,000 crore.

 “The report said that every year, fuel worth `60,000 crore is wasted due to the time spent by vehicles at toll plazas. The amount goes up to `88,000 crore if the value of the time lost is added,” he said.

“Of the 350 toll points on the Mumbai-Delhi route, 140 have been converted into e-toll points. By completion of the e-toll work in the country, this amount of `88,000 crore would be saved,” he told reporters.

“We will make available the e-platform to Maharashtra government so that the same e-toll points can be started on state highways,” Gadkari said.

On the issue of making roads toll-free, Gadkari said, “we are trying to find a way out.” “On the issue of toll, we are making a detailed study for the last two months. We are trying to bring in a new toll policy in a month, after taking approval of the PM and cabinet,” Gadkari said.


Courtesy: PTI