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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 319
TO BE ANSWERED ON 1ST DECEMBER, 2010
Stopping Collection of Toll Tax on Potholed

 

NHs *319. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS be pleased to state:

(a)         whether Government proposes to stop toll tax collections on potholed National
Highways and other roads in the country; and

(b)         if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
(SHRI KAMAL NATH)

(a) & (b) Repair of pot holes on NHs is an ongoing process as a part of regular maintenance activity and all out effort is made to keep the National Highways in traffic worthy condition. Wherever widening works are under implementation, to keep the existing roads in traffic worthy condition, the maintenance of existing roads is carried out by the Contractor/Concessionaire as part of their obligations under contract/concession agreement.