Eastern Peripheral Expressway to be toll free till June 14

The 135-km-long Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, will start levying toll only from June 15. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials said that by that time, they will also be able to study the traffic behaviour on the expressway, which is designed for a speed limit of 120 kmph. During the launch, Modi said that the EPE, which connects Palwal to Kundli in Sonepat, will divert nearly 52,000 passenger car units from Delhi. The expressway is fully access-controlled and commuters need to pay on the basis of the number of kilometres he travels and not for the entire expressway. AK Jain, project director, NHAI, said, “The collection of toll will start from June 15 and the rates will be as designated for all expressways.”Officials said the per kilometre rate for travelling on the EPE (for financial year 2018-19) will be Rs. 1.384 for car/jeep, Rs. 2.237 for light commercial vehicles and can shoot up to a maximum up to Rs. 8.948 for oversized vehicles.

Source : Hindustan Times