The Modi government has once again on Thursday extended the toll exemption on highways as the public is still facing a lot of problem due to demonetisation. This time the exemption has been further extended till December 1 midnight.
“Toll suspension is extended till 1st December midnight across all national highways,” Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Chemicals and Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted.
Earlier, the government suspended fee collection at all toll plazas on National Highways till the midnight of November 11. This was subsequently extended thrice — and the last extension was to end on the midnight of November 24.
Declaring a “decisive” war against black money and corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on November 8 night announced the government decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes from last midnight.
In his first televised address to the nation two-and-a- half-years after assuming office, he also announced a 50-day window from November 10 to December 30 for those having these notes to deposit them in their bank and post office accounts “without any limit”.