Union Government proposed stiff Penalty for Overloaded Vehicles
Ministry of Transport and Highways has proposed a variety of changes in the toll rules so as to make highways safe and to protect the interest of commuters.
Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways in Month of June 2013 has proposed a variety of changes in the toll rules so as to make highways safe and to protect the interest of commuters.
The government in a move to discourage running of overloaded vehicles on highways, has come up with at least 3-4 fold increase in penalty besides unloading of extra weight once such violations are caught. A proposal has came from the government according to which tolling should not be allowed until work is 100% complete on roads which are being widened to 4-lanes.
As per the senior ministry official, now it has been made mandatory that that all concessionaires building roads on PPP must have weight-in-motion bridges to detect such violations.
The tolling on roads has been widened to 4-lane which has come as a huge relief. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) issues provisional completion certificate to allow developers to collect toll even when 70% of a project is completed.