Watch: Toll Plazas bring in nearly Rs 7000 crore every year

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was set up by an act of Parliament and is entrusted with the responsibility of development, maintenance and management of National Highways.

FP Staff March 27, 2017 18:29:05 IST

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was set up by an act of Parliament and is entrusted with the responsibility of development, maintenance and management of National Highways.

As of November 2016, there are 394 toll plazas on various National Highways across the country. As per the available data the government earned more than 6,700 crore rupees through toll fee in 2015-16. The revenue collection at these toll plazas has seen a continuous rise every year with addition of new highways and greater traffic movement.

From Rs 3447 crore in 2013-14 to Rs 4937 crore in 2015-16, the revenue collection increased by about 43% in three years. In 2016-17, the revenue collection is at Rs 3993 crore till December 2016. Uttar Pradesh consistently accounted for more than 20% of the total revenue collected at toll plazas. The revenues from UP crossed Rs 1000 crore in 2015-16.

Together, the five states of UP, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal accounted for more than 60% of the total revenue collected in each of the past few years.

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