Panaji, Jun 27: Goa government has decided to provide concession in the toll fee to the vehicles from neighbouring districts of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The concession passes would be issued within next fortnight for the vehicles from Sindhudurg, Belgaum, Karwar and Kolhapur districts, state PWD minister Ramakrishna
Dhavalikar told reporters here. “Those vehicles which frequently visit Goa would be given the passes,” he said.
Goa government had imposed toll fee on the vehicles entering the state since April 15, which had evoked strong resentment from the transporters.
The state government has been collecting Rs 8-10 lakh per day, depending on the traffic movement, from all the border check posts where the tax is collected.
The transporters protesting the toll fee had resorted to fortnight long strike, but later withdrew it claiming that the BJP national leaders had assured them to resolve the issue.