Toll Tax Chandigarh to Shimla Highway
There is relief news for those coming from Shimla to Chandigarh. With the announcement of Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, now the drivers will get relief. Nitin Gadkari has given a statement in Lok Sabha that no toll plaza can be within a radius of less than 60 kms and all toll nakas less than 60 kms will be abolished. Actually, the distance from Chandigarh to Shimla is 115 kms and Chandigarh There are two toll plazas on the Kalka-Shimla highway. The first toll plaza is in Chandimandir, Panchkula on the highway going from Chandigarh to Shimla. After this, the second toll plaza is at Sanwara near Dharampur in Solan district. Here the drivers have to pay the toll. But the distance between Chandimandir toll plaza to Sanwara toll plaza is around 30 km. In such a situation, now according to the statement of the Union Road and Transport Minister, a toll plaza will be removed.
A large number of tourists and Himachali people from Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab and other cities come and go to Shimla. In such a situation, due to the removal of a toll plaza, the journey from Chandigarh to Shimla will be cheaper. According to statistics, 30 to 35 thousand vehicles go from Chandigarh to Shimla on weekends and the main reason for this is that Shimla is close to Chandigarh and people like to travel to places like Kasauli, Kufri, Solan, Chail.
The one-way fee for a car-jeep at the toll plaza is Rs.55. Double fare Rs 85 is charged. Also, Rs 90 is charged for light commercial vehicle, light goods vehicle and mini bus, Rs 190 for bus-truck (two axle), Rs 210 for three axle commercial vehicle, Rs 300 for heavy construction machinery and Rs 365 for oversized vehicle. This fee is levied on FASTag at Sanwara toll plaza, whereas, double the amount is charged from the vehicle which does not have FASTag.The toll fee of Chandimandir toll plaza was increased in multiple and monthly tax after the farmers movement on behalf of the Chandimandir toll plaza management. According to this, the single fare of the car is Rs 30 and the double fare is Rs 50. Every day 15-20 thousand vehicles pass through Chandimandir toll plaza. At the same time, on weekends this figure reaches 35 thousand. People turn to Shimla to celebrate Christmas and New Year, then even up to 40 thousand vehicles leave the toll.