Toll collection will be commenced at the Ganebail toll plaza on the Belagavi Khanapur section of NH 749 Belagavi Panaji Highway from 11th July.
The National Highways Authority of India has announced that toll collection will begin on the NH 749 Belagavi Panaji Highway (Old NH-4A) at the Ganebail Toll Plaza starting from 8 AM on July 11. The toll rates and discounts for various categories of vehicles have been specified in a recent notification by the authority.
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Ashoka Belgaum Khanapur Road Private Limited will collect the tolls at Ganebail Toll User Fee Plaza.
According to the notification, a monthly pass priced at Rs 330 will be available for non-commercial vehicles traveling within a 20 km radius of the toll plaza. This pass will enable seamless and convenient passage through the toll plaza for the designated distance. Additionally, all vehicular journeys that involve a return within 24 hours will be eligible for a 25% discount. Furthermore, frequent travelers who complete 50 trips in a month will enjoy a substantial 33% discount.
The toll collection will only be applicable for the distance between Belagavi and Khanapur on the NH 749 Belagavi Panaji Highway, as the construction work on the entire 30 km stretch is still underway. Presently, 16.345 km of the road has been completed and opened for traffic. Therefore, the toll rates have been fixed accordingly, taking into account the distance covered by the completed section.
Ganebail Toll Gate Location
NH 749 Belagavi Panaji Highway Toll Rates Image
The list of exempted vehicles is contained in the amendment to the fee rules published in GSR 950(E) on December 3, 2010.
When a vehicle carries loads above what is allowed, it must pay 10 times the standard fee rate and remove the extra weight before using the roadway.
|Type of Vehicles||Fee-One Way.||Fees Round Trip (24 hours).||Monthly Pass Fee Rates not to exceed 50 Journeys in a month.||Commercial Vehicles (Yellow Registration within District) Fees.|
|LCV/Goods Car/Tempo/Mini Bus||45||70||1530||25|
|Tri-axles Trucks/Commercial Vehicles||105||106||3500||55|
|Multi-Axle Vehicles(Max 6 Axles Only)/Heavy Construction Machinery/Earthmovers||150||225||5035||75|
|Axles Above 7 or More/ Oversized Vehicles||185||275||6125||90|
Commercial vehicles, except those with a national license, registered within the district where the toll plaza is situated, will receive a 50% discount pass. However, it should be noted that transportation exceeding the permissible weight limit will be subject to an additional charge of ten times the toll fee.
The NH 749 Belagavi Panaji Highway project, spanning a total cost of 1154.40 crores, aims to enhance connectivity and ensure smoother transportation for commuters. Once the project cost is recovered, the notification assures a reduction of 40% in toll rates.
The National Highways Authority has addressed the concerns raised by local citizens regarding tolls at the Ganbail toll plaza. Instead of granting the full exemption, the authority has introduced a viable solution by offering a monthly pass option. Non-commercial vehicles within a 20 km radius of the toll plaza will have the opportunity to avail of a discounted monthly pass priced at Rs 330 for the year 2023-24.
The toll plaza near Ganebail completed its construction work some time ago, and the decision to initiate toll collection from July 11 comes after careful consideration by the National Highways Authority. These toll rates will remain in effect until March 31, 2024.
Authorities are hopeful that the implementation of the toll collection system will contribute to the timely completion of the remaining road construction, while also enabling the generation of funds for maintenance and future infrastructure development.
Motorists and commuters are urged to familiarize themselves with the new toll rates and discounts to ensure a hassle-free and cost-effective journey along the NH 749 Belagavi Panaji Highway.
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