Three toll plazas on Uran-JNPT Road to shut down from Sun
URAN: The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has ordered three toll plazas on the highways that connect to JNPT to be shut from May 1. The decision has been taken to facilitate road widening projects on the highways.
There are tree toll plazas on national highway number 4B connecting Uran- JNPT and state highway number 54. The plazas had come up at Dastan (Jaai) on national highway and at Chirle and Karanjade on the national highway.
“Both t he highways are being converted into six- and eight- lane roads. The work is being undertaken by Mumbai JNPT port road company,” said an NHAI official,
He added, “Hence NHAI has ordered the two companies operating the 3 toll nakas to stop collecting toll from May 1.”
The road widening project was i naugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August 2014.
The NHAI had then called for tenders. The work is to be completed by 2018. At a meeting held on February 25 in Delhi, NHAI decided to shut the toll plazas, so the work can be carried out smoothly.
Both the highways are being converted into six- and eight-lane roads. The work is being undertaken by Mumbai JNPT port road company. Hence NHAI has ordered the companies operating the nakas to stop collecting toll from May 1. AN NHAI OFFICIAL