Toll collection from Mumbai's Atal Setu bridge crosses Rs 9 crore in 15 days

An average 30,000 vehicles ply on the bridge every day


In the first 15 days since the opening of the longest bridge and seabridge in the country, the 21.8 kilometre Atal Setu or the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, toll collected from motorists plying on the bridge crossed Rs 9 crore.

According to a Times of India report, an average 30,000 vehicles ply on the bridge every day, and the toll collected amounts to Rs 61.5 lakh per day.

As many as 4.5 lakh vehicles plied on Atal Setu in the first 15 days, and the tax collected from travellers amounted to over Rs 9 crore.

Cars are being charged Rs 250 for one-way journey and Rs 375 for return. The daily pass rate for cars is Rs 625 and the monthly pass costs Rs 12,500. Light commercial vehicles (LCV) or minibuses are being charged Rs 400 for a single journey and Rs 600 for the return journey. The daily pass for such vehicles is Rs 600 and the monthly pass is charged at Rs 20,000.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the Rs 17,840 crore Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu on January 12 and it was open for the public the next day.

The Atal Setu is 21.8 kilometre long, including a 16.5 portion over the sea, and reduces the distance from the metropolis to the Navi Mumbai International Airport and also cuts travel time to major areas like Pune, and further to Goa and the rest of south India.

MTHL has an open tolling system due to which vehicles won't have to stop at the toll gates, a departure from the process of payment at booths on highways and other bridges.


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