If you have ever traveled on a highway, you are probably familiar with toll taxes. Changes in the rules for highway travelers are often made by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, which has a significant impact. The main purpose of collecting toll taxes is to maintain the national highways.
Did you know that there are certain individuals in the country who are exempt from paying toll taxes? Today, we will provide you with information about some of them through a list. There are 25 individuals on this list, but we will focus on the top 10 names.
Firstly, the President of India does not have to pay toll taxes for their vehicles. The same applies to the vehicles accompanying the President. Similarly, the Prime Minister and their convoy do not have to pay toll taxes, regardless of the number of times they travel.
In addition to the President and the Prime Minister, the Governor of each state, Central Cabinet Ministers, Chief Justice, Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, and the Secretary of the Government of India are also exempt from paying toll taxes. Additionally, toll taxes are fully waived for police vehicles, army vehicles, and hearse vehicles. There have been claims made on social media that if a vehicle returns to a toll booth within 12 hours, they do not have to pay toll again, but this is a rumor.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has introduced new initiatives to take the country in a new direction. He recently announced that the FASTag system for toll tax payment will be abolished in the near future. All vehicles will be equipped with GPS, and counting will begin as soon as they reach the highway. When exiting the highway, the toll amount will be deducted automatically from the driver’s account. This system is already prevalent in developed countries and will soon be implemented in India.
In the last, it is essential for travelers to be aware of the exemptions from toll taxes for certain individuals and the upcoming changes in the toll tax payment system.
– Toll tax is collected to maintain national highways.
– Certain people in India are exempt from paying toll tax, including the President, Prime Minister, Chief Ministers, and other government officials.
– There is a proposal to implement a GPS-based toll collection system on highways in India, similar to systems in developed countries.