Toll plazas to receive payment through credit, debit cards; Centre asks states to deploy police force

All toll plazas in national highways will now receive payments through credit or debit cards and e-wallet besides accepting old currency notes of Rs 500 till December 15.
Toll plaza, credit, debit cards, Centre, police Source: REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE
India TV News Desk New Delhi December 05, 2016 21:34 IST

All toll plazas in national highways will now receive payments through credit or debit cards and e-wallet besides accepting old currency notes of Rs 500 till December 15, the government said today. 

To ensure that no potential law and order problem arises across the toll plazas, the Home Ministry has also asked the states to deploy adequate police force. 

In a communication to chief secretaries of all states, the Home Ministry said to facilitate smooth passage of national highways users, several measures have been undertaken including fee collection through credit/debit cards through point of sale system installed by the banks. 

Besides, the toll plazas will install fee paid instruments, e-wallet, electronic toll collection and accept old currency notes of Rs 500 till December 15 as a special case, Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry Dilip Kumar said in a communication. 

The ministry said anticipating a scenario of likely shortage of currency notes which may result in longer than normal traffic at the toll plaza booths, state administrations are requested to deploy adequate police forces and duty magistrates for facilitating smooth passage of national highway users. 

It asked the states to ensure the availability and deployment of adequate officers and police forces so that no potential law and order problem arises across the toll plazas. 

Toll collection across all the national highways has resumed with effect from midnight of December 2.

(With PTI inputs) 

 
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