The Maharashtra government on Monday announced a waiver in paying toll or road tax for private vehicles plying towards Konkan for the Ganesh festival.
State Public Works Department (Public Works) Minister Eknath Shinde made this announcement at a meeting that discussed facilities being provided to people travelling to the Konkan region for the festival beginning September 10.
”Every precaution is taken to ensure that those travelling to Konkan for the festival do not face any hardships. Stickers of exemption from paying toll will be made available to the vehicles going to Konkan for the festival,” he said.
The virtual meeting was also attended by state Home Minister Dileep Walse Patil, Minister of State for Home Shamburaje Desai and collectors of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Pune, Sindhudurgh, Satara and Kolhapur districts.
Shinde also directed officials to fill potholes on all roads and highways leading to Konkan in the next two days. The minister said a separate lane should be created for vehicles plying to Konkan to avoid traffic jams.