Guwahati: At least four toll gates on National Highways in Assam are like to be shut down as they have allegedly violated the NHAI guidelines.
As per reports, these highways have violated the fee rules 2008 of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways which states that the spacing between two adjacent toll plazas should be 60 kilometers.
However, several toll gates have been set up ignoring the 60-kilometer rule which will be now closed soon by the ministry.
These four toll gates are Nazirakahat (Sonapur), Madanpur, Galia, and Mikirati Hawgaon.
Meanwhile, an RTI report revealed that there are 189 such toll gates in India that violate the NHAI 60-Kilometre rule.
The same was also acknowledged by the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari.
Earlier, Gadkari has also stated in the Lok Sabha that all toll collecting points on the National highways, which are within 60km of each other, will be closed in the next three months.
"It is illegal to have more than one toll plaza for a distance of 60 km and I have told this many times. But it is running as we get money. Now, I assure this House that in the next three months, all additional toll plazas in that 60-km distance will be closed," Gadkari tweeted in March this year.
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