New Delhi: User fee (toll) collection on National Highways has shown a rising trend. Rajasthan tops the list of states that reported high revenue collection through toll collection on national highways, having recovered Rs. 3276.36 cr through tolls on national highways passing through the state during financial year 2017-18. With revenue collection of Rs. 2708.61 crore Maharashtra came second in terms of toll collection, an official release read.
During the financial year 2017-18, the total toll collection stands at Rs. 22820.58 crore which was Rs. 18893.27 crore during financial year 2016-17, according to the reply by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Mansukh L mandaviya in Lok Sabha.
The toll collection data shows an increasing trend in the past three years, with the amount increasing by almost 20 per cent annually.
In case of Public Funded projects, remittance as received from toll contractor are deposited in Consolidated Fund of India (CFI).In case of OMT (Operate, Maintain and Transfer) Project and BOT (Toll) Revenue share project, funds are distributed between National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and concessionaire as per provisions of Concession Agreement of respective project. Government share from such projects is also deposited in CFI. The user fee collections remitted by NHAI to CFI are ploughed back to NHAI as investments.