Govt extends toll tax exemption till December 2 mid-night
In the wake of post demonetization crisis, the Union Government on Thursday extended the exemption of toll tax on highways till December 2, midnight.
The earlier deadline was November 24 and the latest one is the fourth extension of the deadline for toll tax since the demonetization announcement on November 8.
However, PTI reported the scrapped Rs 500 notes to be accepted at toll plazas on National Highways from December 2 mid-night to December 15.
The use of old notes for payment of public utilities will be discontinued from November 24 midnight. However, reports said the government is expected to announce further extensions on exemptions of old notes for accessing essential services.
After scrapping the high value denomination currencies, the government had allowed the use of such notes in places including petrol pumps, Mother Dairy and government milk booths, government hospitals, railway ticketing and crematoria and burial grounds for 72 hours.
Later, the government two times extended the use of banned notes ends on Thursday night at petrol pumps, hospitals, pharmacies, railway stations, airports and among others. The authorities earlier said the directive is applicable for both public and privately operated airport.