Kathmandu, April 4
The Cabinet meeting today has raised the toll, a kind of road tax for vehicles plying across different road sections in country.
Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota, informed that the meeting of the council of ministers decided to raise the toll for vehicles as it had not been reviewed since long and decided to publish the new toll rates in Nepal Gazette.
The proposal to raise toll for vehicles was tabled at the Cabinet by Road Board Nepal.
As per the revised toll, heavy vehicles (bus, mini-bus, truck) plying along the Hetauda-Narayangadh section will have to pay toll worth Rs 100.
While small vehicles like cars, jeeps and vans will have to pay a toll of Rs 40 to ply on this road section, three-wheelers and two-wheelers will have to pay Rs 10.
Likewise, heavy vehicles plying along the Narayangadh-Butwal road section will be levied a toll of Rs 130, while light vehicles will be levied Rs 60. However, two-wheelers and three-wheelers plying in this section of the road will be levied a toll of Rs 30.
Under the revised rate, heavy vehicles travelling along Naubise-Muglin section will be levied a toll of Rs 130 while light vehicles will be levied Rs 50. Similarly, heavy vehicles plying along Damak-Itahari road will be levied a toll of Rs 125 while light vehicles will be levied Rs 50.
Such road taxes have been raised also for vehicles plying in other road sections like Dhulikhel-Khurkot and Sindhuli-Bardibas, among others.
A version of this article appears in print on January 01, 1970 of The Himalayan Times.