The government on Friday extended the suspension of fee collection on all booths at National Highways till November 14 midnight in order to continue dealing with the chaos at toll plazas arising following the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari had on November 9 announced the suspension of fee collection on all booths at National Highways till the midnight of November 11.
Declaring a “decisive” war against black money and corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the government decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes from last midnight.
In his first televised address to the nation two-and-a-half-years after assuming office, he also announced a 50-day window from November 10 to December 30 for those having these notes to deposit them in their bank and post office accounts “without any limit”.
(With PTI inputs)