Proposal to stop toll collection on incomplete roads

September 2013

A proposal has been made to the government to stop private developers from collecting toll on highway widening projects during the construction phase, if the project falls behind schedule. The proposal has been made by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and it is being studied by the Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways.

The government, currently, is allowing private developers to collect full toll on stretches which are being widened from four to six lanes and the NHAI has proposed that the toll be cancelled if the projects are delayed.

The ministry will take some time to respond to the NHAI's proposal, sources in the ministry said.