New Delhi. The journey of drivers coming from Delhi-Meerut Expressway from the country’s capital Delhi to Meerut or Ghaziabad (Delhi Meerut Express Way) will cost up to Rs 120. The National Highway Authority of India is preparing to collect toll from September 1. For the first time in the country, toll collection will be started on this expressway without toll plazas.
Due to non-preparation of six-lane Railway Overbridge (ROB) at Chipiyana (Aligarh Rail Line) on Delhi-Meerut Expressway (DME), till now toll was not being collected from the drivers. Now ROB is ready. Because of this, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has sought approval for toll collection from the Ministry of Road Transport. The Ministry of Road Transport has given oral consent, just now the written approval is awaited. NHAI will publish the toll rates as soon as it is approved. After this, toll collection will be started between Sarai Kale Khan to Meerut. According to ministry officials, toll is likely to be collected from September 1.
Toll of Rs 120 may be levied till Meerut
The Ministry of Road Transport has fixed the toll rate approx. According to the information, toll will be charged at two rates. First, where more underpasses or ROBs have been constructed, toll will be charged at the rate of Rs 2 per km and where less underpasses have been constructed, at the rate of Re 1 60 paise. Thus the distance from Sarai Kale Khan to Meerut is 72 km. On an average, the driver will have to pay around 120 for this distance. At the same time, the drivers will have to pay toll up to Rs 20 till UP Gate and Rs 50 till Lal Kuan.
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First expressway to collect toll without toll plaza
DME will be the first such expressway in the country, on which toll will be collected according to the distance. It will also be the first expressway to collect toll from a moving vehicle through FASTag. For this, 130 Automatic Number Plate Reader (ANPR) cameras have been installed on the entire expressway, whose trial is going on for the last three months.
Toll only on DME
A 14-lane expressway has been built between Dasna and Sarai Kale Khan, with a 6-lane expressway in the middle, followed by a two-lane national highway on both sides and a two-lane service road on both sides of the NH. side are made. Toll will be charged only if you walk in the lane of the expressway.
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