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


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

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