Toll Tax: Whenever we travel long distances with a vehicle, there are many toll plazas in between and we also have to pay toll tax on these. But how much toll will have to be paid depends on the type of vehicle and the distance covered.
Earlier, there used to be a long queue of vehicles at the toll plaza, but since the government has started FasTag, this crowd has reduced. Now with the help of this, you can easily cross it without spending much time on the toll. Also, you have to pay less tax than cash. But did you know it’s also completely tax-free? Let us tell you how?
Waiting time of more than 10 seconds
Let us tell you that the National Highways Authority of India had made a rule in May 2021 that aimed to stop vehicles at the toll plaza for less than 10 seconds. Apart from this, if a vehicle takes more than 10 seconds, the vehicle owner can leave without paying toll tax. According to the rules, even if the toll tax is overcrowded, the waiting list should not take more than 10 seconds.
A queue of more than 100 metres
According to NHAI rules, the queue of vehicles at toll plazas should not be more than 100 metres long. If there is a heavy rush of vehicles at the toll plaza and you are waiting by parking outside the radius of 100 meters, then you can also go without paying toll tax.
Apart from this, it is also necessary to have a yellow strip to show the radius of 100 meters at the toll plaza. If this happens and you face trouble or are forced to pay tax, you can talk to NHAI’s helpline number (1033).
The toll tax is determined by the distance, shape, size of the vehicle
If you pay toll through FasTag instead of cash at the toll plaza, you will get cheaper. But now FASTag has been made mandatory by the government which aims to reduce the waiting time and prevent fuel wastage.
Apart from this, if you want to know how the toll plaza charges, then it depends on the distance of the road, texture, size of the vehicles, etc. By the way, the distance from one toll plaza to another is 60 kilometers.