Officials of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) have informed that there will be an 18 per cent increase in toll on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway from April 1.
A senior MSRDC official said on Tuesday that the toll increases by six per cent annually, taking a total of 18 per cent after every three years, according to a government notification dated August 9, 2004.
Another official said that with this increase, the toll for four-wheelers like cars and jeeps will increase from Rs 270 to Rs 320 and for vehicles like minibuses and tempos from Rs 420 to Rs 495. The toll for large category two-axle trucks will increase from Rs 585 to Rs 685, while for buses it will increase from Rs 797 to Rs 940.
At the same time, the toll for three-axle trucks will increase from Rs 1,380 to Rs 1,630, for multi-axle trucks and machinery-vehicles will increase from Rs 1,835 to Rs 2,165.
Officials said that the toll will remain the same till 2030 as there will be no change in it after three years in 2026. The six-lane Mumbai-Pune Expressway, about 95 kilometers long, was completely opened for vehicles in 2002. About 1.5 lakh people use the expressway daily.
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