TAD NewsDesk, New Delhi: Farmers Protest has caused a loss of Rs 814 crore revenue to National Highways Authority of India in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. This data is an account of events till March 16.
To recover the heavy losses, the state administration has requested to restore the user fee collection. Nitin Gadkari, Road, Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister said,
“Loss of revenue due to farmers’ protest has primarily occurred in the States of Punjab and Haryana and at a few plazas in Rajasthan.”
He added that the loss at Rs 487 crore was the highest in Punjab, followed by Rs 326 crore in Haryana and Rs 1.40 crore in Rajasthan.
“No loss of revenue is reported on account of farmers’ protest in other States.”
Finally, he said that as a solution to it,
“Request has been made to Government of Punjab for urgent intervention for the smooth functioning of fee plazas in Punjab.”
Moreover, NHAI has requested Chief Secretary Rajasthan for issuing necessary directions to the concerned officials for the resumption of user fee collection.
Source: Times of India