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No toll tax on National Highways till November 14: Government

No toll tax on National Highways till November 14: Government
National Highway, Toll
India TV News Desk New Delhi 11 Nov 2016, 18:26:07 PM IST

Providing a breather to common man, the Central government on Friday decided to extend the suspension of toll collection on all the National Highways till 14th November.

Earlier, the government suspended toll plazas on National Highways across the country until 11 November midnight.

After the government announced the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes the highway toll plazas were witnessing long queues and snarls as they refused to accept the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations.

In his first televised address to the nation two-and-a-half-years after assuming office, PM Narendra Modi had announced a 50-day window from November 10 to December 30 for those having these notes to deposit them in their bank and post office accounts "without any limit".

RBI said the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination bank notes can also be transacted at international airports, for arriving and departing passengers, who possess specified bank notes.

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