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Toll tax collection has started on Purvanchal Expressway from May 1, 2022. On the 341 km long Purvanchal Expressway from Lucknow to Ghazipur, UPEDA has made a total of 13 entry and exit points for toll collection.
Toll tax on Purvanchal Expressway from May 1 i.e. todayToll Tax) recovery has started. The 341 km long Purvanchal Expressway from Lucknow to Ghazipur (Purvanchal ExpresswayBut UPEDA has made a total of 13 entry and exit points for toll collection. Apart from Mahorakalan of Gosaiganj in Lucknow, there is a big toll plaza in Hydaria of Ghazipur, while there are 11 small toll plazas in the rest of the place. The expressway was started in the Samajwadi government and was completed in the Yogi government and was inaugurated for the general public.
According to departmental sources, toll tax at the rate of 2.45 paise per kilometer will have to be paid for traveling on Purvanchal Expressway. Due to which the officials associated with UPEDA duly inaugurated by breaking the coconut and cutting the lace at the toll plaza located near Mardah village, kilometer 249. Sunil Rai, Assistant Engineer, UPEDA was also present on this occasion. He told that from today no person can travel for free. At present, 2 lanes are being opened. The other four lanes will be opened as the crowd increases. At the same time, Ravinder Singh became the first passenger by paying Rs 594 from Mardah to Lucknow.
Tu-Tu…I-Main if there is no fast tag collection system
The special thing is that fast tag has been arranged on the expressway, but there is no system of fast tag collection here. Due to which the drivers had to pay cash. Due to not getting the fast tag collection system on the very first day, many drivers got into trouble with many drivers. Due to which such vehicles had to be left without toll. However, during this period even the two wheeler drivers passing through the toll were not spared and toll was collected from them too.
Like the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, the Purvanchal Expressway will also get a 25 percent discount in toll rates. Based on this, the rates have been fixed for the current financial year 2022-23. The government has also fixed the rate of taking toll tax from two wheelers, three wheelers and tractors.
Expressway became the center of politics before the election
Let us inform that the Purvanchal Expressway had become the focal point of politics before the assembly elections. On one side of the reason, where the Bharatiya Janata Party was telling its achievement. At the same time, the Samajwadi Party was telling the achievement of its government and giving the name of Samajwadi Expressway. There was a lot of war of words about which. Samajwadi Party National President Akhilesh Yadav had announced to travel from Ghazipur to Lucknow on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi was about to be inaugurated. Later the district administration stopped and after that Akhilesh Yadav had to come on the back foot. After that Akhilesh Yadav had traveled to Lucknow by campaigning on this side.
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