The Government said that the loss of income in toll collection since the Covid 19 pandemic had resulted in an estimated loss of Rs.3512 crore. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha Union Minister for Road transport Nitin Gadkari today said that the Government has declared all lanes of fee plazas on National Highways as FASTag lane of the fee plaza from the midnight of 15/16th February this year.
Mr.Gadkari added that due to the sustained protest by farmers in the States of Punjab,Haryana and Rajasthan 58 fee plazas were not operational for 12 days to a maximum of 182 days in the financial year 2020-21 resulting in an estimated loss of Rs. 814 crore. The approximate user fee collections in 2019-20 and 2020-21 are Rs. 27 thousand 682 crore and Rs. 28 thousand 548 crore respectively.