From April, pay toll tax to use NH 25

February 24, 2008

Lucknow, February 24 Planning to take the Lucknow-Kanpur highway? Get ready to pay for a smooth driving experience. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is all set to introduce toll tax for the 48-km Lucknow-Unnao stretch on NH 25 by April this year. It will set up a toll tax booth just before Nawabganj.

NHAI officials said the recommendation in this regard has already been sent to the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways and a notification is expected within a month.

The toll tax may be charged at reduced rates initially, they added.

“A toll plaza is generally set up at an interval of 70-80 km on the highway. But a railway overbridge in Unnao on Lucknow-Kanpur stretch is yet to be completed. So, the toll may be reduced proportionately,” said M K Jain, Project Director of NHAI.

The proposed site (near Nawabganj) for the toll plaza suggests that commuters coming from Lucknow to Unnao and Kanpur will have to pay the tax.

“Similarly, the people coming from Kanpur to Lucknow will also have to pay the toll. But, people travelling from Lucknow to Banthara or from Kanpur to Unnao would be saved from the tax,” an official said.

The proposed toll site, however, may be changed after the ROB in Unnao is completed.

While cars, jeeps and vans will have to pay a tax of around Rs 25, trucks and buses will be charged around Rs 95.

“The toll tax is calculated for 12 am to 11.59 pm for one-side trip. If a commuter has to return on the same day, he will have to shell out about one-and-a-half times of the toll rate,” a NHAI official said.

“For daily commuters, the NHAI can issue monthly passes,” he added.

According to NHAI norms, VIPs, defence vehicles, police vehicles, fire-fighting vehicles, ambulances, funeral vans, posts and telegraphs department vehicles will not have pay toll tax.

This will be the second highway after NH 2 in the state on which toll tax will be introduced.

“According to government policy, NHAI will set up toll plaza as soon a particular highway stretch is completed. And these are going to stay, so that NHAI could carry out maintenance and upgradation works effectively,” another official said.


8 Comments on “From April, pay toll tax to use NH 25” Post your comment

  1. Saroj Dubey on December 24th, 2011 11:20 am

    New toll tenders

  2. Sanjeev Kumar on December 16th, 2014 10:46 am

    आदरणीय एम के जैन,
    परियोजना निदेशक,
    भारतीय राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग प्राधिकरण

    कानपुर से लखनऊ रोड रखरखाव ठीक नहीं है और टोल टैक्स लिया जाता है
    कृपया आवश्यक कार्रवाई हो

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  3. Neeraj on January 5th, 2016 6:50 pm


    Kindly STOP taking the Toll Tax in NH 25. As we paid but the comfertability about to run on the NH 25 in like to Live in HELL.

    Being a Minister Level of the Power, if unable to command over the NH then Kindly stop taking the TAXES so that at least public can run by their pocket easily.

    I can just hope for the Good work or I hope this charges will considered by you and we killed by This NHAI Financially.


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  6. Ravikant Sachan on May 7th, 2016 12:04 pm

    Agra to Auraiya road is not good but tolls rates & no. are more very bad condition & combination in uttar pradesh

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