Traveling on the Chandigarh-Shimla highway has become expensive. From today, drivers will have to loose more pockets to pass through the highway. Because toll companies have increased the rates of toll tax. Toll tax has been increased by 10 to 15 percent by toll companies. The new rates have come into effect from 12 o’clock tonight. That is, from September 1, more money will have to be paid for toll tax.
Let us tell you that on weekends, a large number of people from tricity including Chandigarh go to visit hill stations of the neighboring state of Himachal Pradesh. Kasauli is the most preferred tourist spot just an hour’s drive from Chandigarh. In such a situation, drivers going to Kasauli, Solan, Shimla, Kufri, Chail and Solan will have to pay more toll tax than before. Chandimandir toll plaza workers said that on normal days 30 to 35 thousand vehicles pass through the toll plaza every day. At the same time, the number of vehicles increases on weekends. On weekends this number reaches 40 to 45 thousand.