HYDERABAD: With effect from Thursday midnight, the Hyderabad Growth Corridor Ltd (HGCL), a wing of Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), will levy toll tax between Ghatkesar and Pedda Amberpet stretch (15 km) of Outer Ring Road (ORR).
The toll ranges from a minimum of Rs 10 to the maximum of Rs 100 for different vehicles, and will be collected at Taramatipet and Ghatkesar interchanges. The collection will be managed by Eagle Infra India Ltd which will remit Rs 23 lakh to HGCL every month.
From Ghatkesar to Taramatipet, which is about 8.2 km, the toll will be Rs 10 for cars, jeeps, vans, light motor vehicles, LCVs and mini buses; Rs 30 for buses, 2-axle trucks and 3-axle trucks; Rs 40 for HCMs, EMEs, 4,5,6-axle trucks; and Rs 50 for vehicles with seven or more axles.From Ghatkesar to Pedda Amberpet, which is about 15.10 km, the toll will be Rs 20 for cars, jeeps, vans, light motor vehicles, LCVs and mini buses; Rs 50 for buses and 2-axle trucks; Rs 60 for 3-axle trucks; Rs 80 for HCMs, EMEs, 4, 5, 6-axle trucks; and Rs 100 for vehicles having seven or more axles.
The 15-km stretch was opened to traffic in March this year without any toll for public awareness it being a green field project and for stabilisation of traffic to assess the potential of toll collection. The toll is expected to fetch substantial revenue to the cash-strapped HMDA. Of the total 158-km-long ORR, about 122 km was opened to traffic on which toll is being collected excluding Amberpet stretch.