The Maharashtra authorities on Thursday introduced a toll-tax waiver, akin to earlier years, for the general public heading towards the Konkan region throughout the annual Ganesh Utsav of their personal automobiles.
Minister for Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) Eknath Shinde introduced that the toll-tax waiver would kick in two days previous to the Ganesh Utsav, which might be celebrated from August 22, and the reduction can be in place two days after the 10-day competition ends.
Shinde held a gathering through video-conference – owing to the raging coronavirus illness (Covid-19) outbreak – with the minister of state for residence Shambhuraj Desai and different state officers to finalise the toll-tax waiver.
Motorists should go to their native police station and register their particulars, together with title, tackle, automobile house owners’ title, automobile registration quantity, and the date of journey in a bid to avail of the toll-tax waiver that will likely be granted by the issuance of a sticker.
Every yr, 1000’s of people, who belong to Maharashtra’s Konkan region, go to their villages and cities in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts for the Ganpati competition.
People heading to Konkan both use the Mumbai-Goa freeway (National Highway-66) or go through the Mumbai Pune Expressway, or Pune-Kolhapur freeway, which is a toll stretch.
The complete toll tax from Mumbai to Konkan is estimated to be between Rs 500 and Rs 600, relying on the kind of automobile.
Shinde tweeted after the assembly that like earlier years the state authorities has determined to waive off the toll tax.
“In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, those travelling to Konkan will need to produce a Covid-19 negative report and an e-pass to travel,” he tweeted.
The state authorities has additionally pressed into service extra Maharashtra State Transport Road Corporation (MRSTC) buses to ferry people to Konkan throughout the competition.
Passengers travelling through MRSTC buses is not going to want an e-pass, however will mandatorily have to endure a Covid-19 take a look at 48 hours previous to their journey.
Only these whose Covid-19 take a look at outcomes come adverse will likely be allowed to journey, as per the rules of the state authorities.