CCEA approves National Highways Fee rules

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New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval to the National Highways (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008.

Mr Prithviraj Chavan, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, told mediapersons after a meeting of the CCEA that the rules would improve the viability of road projects to be implemented on Public Private Partnership mode by provision of an annual increase in fee.

It would also bring uniformity in fee rate for public funded and private investments projects.

"These rules will also enable levying of fee for use of a two-lane section of national highway on which the average investment for upgradation has exceeded rupees one crore per kilometre," he said.

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