Use Toll Money Ju­di­ciously

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The news item, ‘Soon, Pay High­way Tolls Us­ing E-Wal­lets’ (Apr 23), ex­poses the govern­ment plan to im­pose toll ‘for­ever’ even in an era of low crude rate and high do­mes­tic fuel prices that in­clude na­tional high­way cess. Not to for­get the mon­e­tary loss of .₹ 27,000 crore due to the time spent wait­ing at toll points — the cost in­curred to pay an­other tax. The so­lu­tion: govern­ment should en­sure that the money col­lected as road tax, toll, cess, etc, is fully utilised for con­struc­tion, re­pair and main­te­nance of roads.

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