Islamabad to Lahore toll raised to Rs.910/-. From August 26, M/S More, a Frontier Works Organization (FWO) subsidiary, has decided to raise the toll tax rate on the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway (M2) by 10%.
A senior officer from the National Highways Authority (NHA) told that the NHA had inked a 20-year agreement with the FWO. According to the agreement, the FWO will hike toll taxes by 10% on August 26 of each year. The increased toll tax for autos, according to the announcement, is Rs910, up from Rs830 previously.
On all interchanges, M/s More has already displayed revised tariffs that will take effect on the 26th of this month. However, according to the National Highway Authority’s website, toll rates on the Islamabad–Peshawar Motorway (M-1) have remained unchanged since July 2018. The toll fee for cars travelling from Islamabad Peshawar is Rs240.
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Similarly, the toll rates on the Pindi Bhattian-Shorkot Motorway are the same, with a car toll fee of Rs300, while the toll rate on the Lahore-Kot Abdul Hakeem Motorway (M-3) is Rs390, both of which have been unaltered since 2018.
Cars must pay Rs210 to use the Shorkot-Multan Motorway (M4) and Rs680 to use the Multan-Sukkur Motorway (M-5) starting in 2018. The Hassan Abdal-Havellian (E35) toll charge is Rs60, while the Havellian to Manshera Expressway (E-35) toll rate is Rs70, both effective in 2018.
According to the notification, the higher toll tax for automobiles from Islamabad to Lahore is Rs910, up from Rs830 previously. For cars travelling from Islamabad to Peshawar, the toll price is Rs240.
Citizens believe that the rise in toll tax is unjustified because they already pay a high rate. People are becoming increasingly dissatisfied as taxes rise day by day with no relief from the government insight. They are disappointed with the announcement. From August 26th, the new toll taxes will be in effect. Using the highway for travel and connecting cities is commendable, but the rising taxes are a blessing in disguise.
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