With the variety of commuters rising because the Delhi Meerut 4-Section Freeway (DME) totally opened to visitors on April 1, the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has now linked it to the Japanese Peripheral Expressway (EPE) by way of an interchange.
The interchange is situated about three km from Dasna to Rasoolpur Sikrod.
“Commuters can now simply get to Baghpat or Gautam Budh Nagar by way of the EPE. They are going to be charged a toll for studying their FASTag (an digital digital toll system) at EPE entry and exit factors, ”mentioned Mudit Garg, NHAI mission supervisor.
In keeping with official figures, the DME, which connects Delhi to Meerut in lower than 60 kms, recorded each day one-way visitors of round 30,000 passenger automobile models (PCU, which is a unit of visitors measurement relying on the kind automobile). To this point the interchange has been blocked as a result of the toll for DME has not but taken off pending the approval of the tariffs by the Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways of the ;Union.
Completely different operators handle the toll techniques for DME and EPE.
“As soon as the toll begins at DME, the toll calculation might be completed between the entry and exit factors. Within the occasion that a commuter makes use of the interchange, the toll might be calculated to pay the toll operator primarily based on the toll charges for every freeway, ”Garg mentioned.
In February, the central authorities mandated each automobile to hold a FASTag.
If a commuter selected to pay in money, they’d be charged double the toll price for the complete DME stretch, Garg mentioned.
Officers mentioned the toll for DME is predicted to be within the vary of ₹1.55 to ₹2.15 per kilometer.