Report on best toll technology for highways in 3 months: Nath

Last Updated: Friday, March 19, 2010 - 21:14

New Delhi: The Nandan Nilekani Committee
studying the best toll collection technology for the highways
sector would submit its report in three months, Transport
Minister Kamal Nath on Friday said.

Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman
Nilekani is heading the Committee that was set up last month
to decide on the most suitable toll collection technology that
could be put in place throughout the country.
"The Nandan Committee will submit its report in three
months on the right toll technology, the one which is best
suited for the country," Nath told reporters on the sidelines
of 20th Asian Corporate Conference.

Nath said that he has formed another Committee of State
Transport Ministers which is looking at apportioning the fee
among all the states for the single National Permit that is
proposed to be issued for commercial and other vehicles in the
country.
Currently, almost all the states issue their own permits
to allow a vehicle to traverse through.

The country is implementing a massive programme to
develop highways, many of which will be tolled, under the
Public Private Partnership mode. The National Highways
Authority of India has been able to put under toll about
10,000 km of highways.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 19, 2010 - 21:14

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