Pay tolls, which were introduced in many of India’s largest cities in 2010, were the last thing Narendra Modi wanted to do in the run up to his election.
A year later, his government has been working on revising the rules, hoping to end a toll boom that had seen the average person pay an average of 2,400 rupees ($28) for a single kilometre.
A new toll board, which has been formed to implement the rules and has been set up in several states, is expected to be set up later this year.
But it may take a while to implement what Modi said would be a “road to hell”.
India’s road toll is the world’s highest.
In 2013, an average person paid nearly 6,500 rupees per kilometre for one kilometre of road in New Delhi, with drivers paying an average 2,500 to 3,000 rupees a kilometre to the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).
The total cost of India-based tolls is around Rs20,000 ($4,000).
The DTC said it was planning to levy a maximum of 500 tolls for drivers who are not paid within a certain time.
The tolls are not a simple matter of paying the toll and paying for the journey.
They are also complicated by the fact that the drivers are also expected to pay for a portion of the journey, such as fuel and tolls.
The new system is expected, for instance, to be more complex and to have a longer period for payment.
Some argue that India is not yet ready for a toll-free society, because the tolls have not been scrapped.
“The government is working on a road to heaven.
The government is not ready to say ‘I will do this in 10 days’,” said Rajeev Sharma, a member of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), a union that has opposed the toll.
Sharma said the government should have consulted all stakeholders before deciding on the changes.
“We have a huge demand, but there is no clear consensus on the issues,” he said.
India’s government has long insisted that tolls will be a thing of the past.
In 2014, the government introduced a new rule that would let people pay for the entire journey.
That was to be followed by a ban on tolls in 2019.
The DCT has been struggling to find ways to cope with this demand.
“Our vehicles are the backbone of our economy.
We cannot simply go away and leave them for dead,” said Pramod Bhaskar, general manager of DTC.
The cost of tolls has been steadily rising over the past decade, but Sharma said that since the ban was introduced, the price of vehicles has gone up even further.
Sharma, however, is not optimistic about the new system.
“There is a lot of pressure from stakeholders to get the rules changed.
I don’t think the rules are perfect,” he told The Times.
He also said that if the new toll rules were not changed, there would be more and more drivers turning up to toll the roads in the country.
“I think there is a limit to how many people can pay,” he added.
Sharma also pointed out that there are several issues that are being overlooked.
“A lot of things are not done properly.
The pricing structure is not as transparent as it should be.
We have not addressed some of the issues that have cropped up.
We need to have an infrastructure that works well.”
A new law to end tolls would be welcome, Sharma added.
But if there is any doubt, he said, “we need to do it in the right way.”