Punjab to Shut Down Two Toll Plazas as Chief Minister Announces Relief”

ByTV10 Punjab

Mar 31, 2024
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In a significant move welcomed by the people of Punjab, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has declared the closure of two major toll plazas on April 2nd. The announcement, made by the Chief Minister himself, comes as a relief for commuters traveling from Ludhiana to Barnala via Samthar, Raikot Mahila Kalan.

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The decision to shut down the toll plazas located in Rakba village near Mullanpur and Mahal Kalan village stems from the Punjab government’s rejection of the company’s request for a toll extension by 448 days citing Covid and the Farmer’s Movement. Both toll plazas will cease operations at 12 pm on April 2nd, marking a significant step towards easing the financial burden on travelers.

However, amidst this positive development, it is important to note that toll rates at Punjab’s most expensive toll plaza, Ladowal Toll Plaza on the National Highway, are set to increase again from midnight on March 31st. The move highlights the ongoing challenges faced by commuters despite the closure of certain toll plazas.