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Who are exempted from toll tax on national highways as per the NHAI rules

New Delhi, 28 November 2011

Policy on collection of user fee is based on the provisions of National Highways Act, 1956 (48 of 1956) and National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008 as amended. Currently there are 209 fee plazas in NHs with NHAI. A Representation from AIMTC has been received. As per the present policy in case of 6 laning projects where 4 lane facilities is already available, tolling is started immediately even before completion of highways.

As per the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008, the fee rates is to be revised every year with effect from 1st April. Policy decisions on specific toll issues are being taken from time to time depending upon requirements. Presently there is no proposal for a separate regulatory authority.

The dignitaries and vehicles exempted as per rule 11 of the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008 as amended is enclosed as given below:-


“11. Exemption from payment of fee. – (1) No fee shall be levied and collected from a mechanical Vehicle

(a) transporting and accompanying–

(i) the President of India;

(ii) the Vice-President of India;

(iii) the Prime-Minister of India;

(iv) the Governor of a State;

(v) the Chief Justice of India;

(vi) the Speaker of the House of People;

(vii) the Cabinet Minister of the Union

(viii) the Chief Minister of a State;

(ix) the Judge of the Supreme Court;

(x) the Minister of State of the Union;

(xi) the Lieutenant Governor of a Union territory;

(xii) the Chief of Staff holding the rank of full General or equivalent rank;

(xiii) the Chairman of the Legislative Council of a State;

(xiv) the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of a State;

(xv) the Chief Justice of a High Court;

(xvi) the Judge of a High Court;

(xvii) the Member of Parliament;

(xviii) the Army Commander or Vice-Chief of Army Staff and equivalent in

other services;

(xix) the Chief Secretary to a State Government within concerned State;

(xx) the Secretary to the Government of India;

(xxi) the Secretary, Council of States;

(xxii) the Secretary, House of People;

(xxiii) the Foreign dignitary on State visit;

(xxiv) The Member of Legislative Assembly of a State and the Member of Legislative Council of a State within their respective State, if he or she produces his or her identity card issued by the concerned Legislature of the State;

(xxv) the awardee of Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Vir Chakra and Shaurya Chakra, if such awardee produces his or her photo identity card duly authenticated by the appropriate or competent authority for such award;

(b) used for official purposes by -

(i) the Ministry of Defence including those which are eligible for exemption in accordance with the provisions of the Indian Toll (Army and Air Force) Act, 1901 and rules made thereunder, as extended to Navy also;

(ii) the Central and State armed forces in uniform including para military forces and police;

(iii) an executive Magistrate;

(iv) the fire-fighting Department or organization;

(v) the National Highways Authority of India or any other Government organisation using such vehicle for inspection, survey, construction or operation of national highways and maintenance thereof;

(c) used as ambulance; and

(d) used as funeral van”.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Jitin Prasada in a written reply in Lok Sabha today

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  1. S.M.SHAIKH says:

    Respected Sir,

    KIndly let me know whether the Officials(ON DUTY) of Hon’ble High Court of Gujarat is exempted from TOll tax as per NHAI rules.

    Pls provide a soft copy to me.

    With Regards,


  2. rama rao says:

    is there any exemption from collecting toll tax to the near by villages with in the distance of omne kilometer. For example, toll tax to the vehicles of tangutur village, prakasam district, andhra pradesh in the six line toll plaza for the local four wheelers

  3. venu says:

    Respected Sir,

    KIndly let me know whether the Officials of Karnataka Government Secretariat is exempted from TOll tax as per NHAI rules.

    Pls reply be mail immediately.

    With Regards,


    • s. k. singh DPM Ajmer says:

      Respected sir till yet govt. Attach Taxi permit veh were exempted from toll tax.now it has been stopped. Is any order issued to do so. Pls sent us. With regards dpm ajmer

  4. Arunkumar says:

    I would like to know, are the people who are living in a radius of 5km from the toll exempted from paying the toll amount.
    Thank you.

  5. Suresh says:

    Why is toll forced upon people who are not even using one KM of the road? Where is the service road?

    I would like to know if collecting toll for using only 500 mtrs of the road is according to law.

    thank you

  6. Piyush says:

    Where the hell is Robert Vadra’s name?

  7. pramodf says:

    is there any rebate to freedom fighter or his son in his vehicle and what is local definition and rebate to locals

  8. arvind rosta says:

    Is vehicle of abkari forces exempted from tolltax

  9. vivek says:

    Is an IPS officer exempted from toll tax?? If yes, is it in his/her working district or allover India?

  10. Arun Kumar says:

    sir i am the member of Border Security Force pl inform to me para military Force ko bi exemption hai ja nahi

  11. richa rawat says:

    Sir, plz advice if toll is free for permanently physically challenged (paraplegic) people

  12. Hari Ahir says:

    Invavalid careid vehicle regitration ko toll tax mukt hona chahiye road tax nahi lete to fir toll tex kyu??

  13. Hari Ahir says:

    Invalid careid regetration vehicle ko toll tax
    mukt karva do kyuki gujrat sarkar regetration
    Tax nahi leti to toll tax kyu?

  14. Sunil Kale says:

    I served in Indian Army for 17 years and presently retired. I am ex-servicemen and Road Toll Tax also please be excempted to ex-servicemen people because they sacrifice their live for the country.

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