Toll plazas may see trucks pile up on currency freeze

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on November 09, 2016


Trucks on the highways may come to a standstill if the toll plazas are to stop accepting ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes with effect from tonight.

“Truckers should be allowed to exchange ₹500 and ₹1000 at toll booths over the next two-three days. For truckers on the road, toll booths are like petrol pumps and hospitals,” said SP Singh, Senior Fellow, Indian Foundation of Transport Research and Training (IFTRT).

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Chairman Raghav Chandra said the authority will do whatever is required to protect the interest of commuters and within the legal framework.

Railway counters will accept the ₹500 and ₹1000 notes. However, people travelling in long distance trains could face problems.

“Passengers can use ₹500/1000 notes to buy train tickets or food from railway catering,” Mohd Jamshed, Member-Traffic, Railway Board, told BusinessLine.

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Published on November 09, 2016
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