Satellite-based toll collection system will help people save money, says Gadkari

Reiterates government's commitment to end the toll plaza system

18-Nitin-Gadkari Nitin Gadkari | Photo: Sanjay Ahlawat/ Imaging: B. Manojkumar

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari reiterated the government's commitment to end the toll plaza system and put in place a satellite-based toll collection system instead.

According to news agency ANI, the Union minister said in the satellite-based toll collection, money will be deducted from the bank account and the amount will be charged according to the distance people cover and added that this will help people save money.

Speaking about the Bharatmala Pariyojana which envisages the development of about 26,000 km length of economic corridors, which along with Golden Quadrilateral (GQ) and North-South and East-West (NS-EW) corridors are expected to carry the majority of the freight traffic on roads, Gadkari said the project will transform the fate of the country by 2024. "My effort is to make the road network of the National Highway equal to America and I am sure that I will be successful in this," he added.

Defending electoral bonds, he said this system ensures total transparency. "The money should come from transparency and keeping that in mind the electoral bond was created. The matter is in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court will definitely think if something new comes with the views of all the parties," he added.

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