Posted on 19/08/2018
NEW DELHI: National highways in Rajasthan generated the maximum toll revenue followed by Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, the road transport ministry informed Lok Sabha on Thursday 19th July 2018.
The total revenue collection on all tolled national highways across the country during the last financial year (2017-18) was Rs 22,820 crore, which was about 18% more than the collection during the previous year, the government said.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and private concessionaires collect toll as user fee from commuters.
According to the details submitted by the ministry, the toll collection in Rajasthan in 2017-18 was Rs 3,276 crore and in Maharashtra it was Rs 2,709 crore. The tolled highways in UP generated Rs 2,412 crore followed by Rs 2,335 crore collection in Gujarat.
The government said, in case of public-funded projects, remittance as received from toll contractor are deposited in Consolidated Fund of India. In case of operate, maintain and transfer (OMT) and BOT (Toll) projects, funds are distributed between NHAI and concessionaire as per provisions of concession agreement of respective project.