NHAI to compensate highway operators for toll loss due to farmers’ protest India News – Times of India

New Delhi: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will compensate private highway developers for their toll revenue loss due to farmers’ agitation. A policy circular issued by chewing Said on Friday that the period of contract for collecting toll will be extended to recover the damages.
The circular states that the extension of the period shall be equal to the period when the toll could not be collected despite best efforts by the toll operator. In case of partial toll collection where the daily collection was less than 90% of the average daily fee collection during normal days, the time for recovery of loss shall be increased proportionately.
The policy states that for the avoidance of doubt, if the toll loss during normal days for four days is 25% of the average daily revenue, the concerned highway operator will get an extension of one day to collect the toll.
Toll operators in parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan have suffered the most due to farmers’ protests against the three agricultural laws.


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