India Toll Guide: Toll Rules, Toll Plazas, Toll Rates and FASTag
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The extensive network of 480+ toll roads in India crosses its 23 states and union territories. Most of them are owned by the NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) while some are entrusted with the private concessionaires to maintain and collect tolls. The toll tax is collected through cash, credit/debit cards, mobile wallets, and FASTag.
Below are the toll plaza rate list for a car/jeep/van to travel through some popular toll roads:
|Toll Road or Stretch||Tolls for One-Way for FASTag (₹)|
|Kodaikanal Ghat Road (SH 156)||60|
You can calculate tolls for your travel across the entire India using TollGuru India Toll Calculator.
How many toll gates are there in India state wise
There are over 1000 toll gates in India. It’s notable Tamil Nadu has the most number of toll roads in India.
Click on the state name below to see its NHAI toll plaza list, payment method and more.
What are the toll rules in India
Toll plaza rules in India dictate that drivers crossing the toll plazas must pay the relevant toll tax before using the toll facility. However, the following VIP vehicles are exempted:
- The President of India
- Prime-Minister of India
- Other ministers and MPs
- Chief Justice of India and many judges
- Governor of any State
- Speaker of the House of People
- Several Secretaries
- Foreign Dignitaries, etc.
Other vehicles in this category are police vehicles, fire brigade, ambulances, etc.
Why are there toll gates in India
In India, for every toll road, toll highway, etc. a fee is charged for recovering the toll facility construction and maintenance cost. The toll gates serve as the toll tax collection point.
Is toll free for local residents in India
It is not free but local residents - living within 20 km radius of toll plazas on national highways - pay a discounted rate. TollGuru Toll API provides this information.
Is FASTag mandatory in India
FASTag is mandatory for all vehicles in India. If you travel without a FASTag on National Highways, you’ll have to pay double the toll fees. The Indian government is pushing towards making it mandatory across all the highways.
How are Indian tolls calculated
The amount of toll is determined based on the length of the stretch of toll road (usually 60 km). If this is less, you will be charged based on the actual length of the road. Other factors are infrastructure type (bridge, tunnel, bypass etc.) and also the vehicle’s axle count, load etc.
You can calculate the toll for your trip across India using TollGuru Toll Calculator.
Is toll free after 3 minutes of wait Is FASTag mandatory in India
No, it is a myth that when waiting time exceeds 3 minutes on Indian toll plaza lanes, the toll will be exempted. However, if the length of the queue exceeds 100 m from the toll plaza, the driver will not have to pay the toll.
Calculate tolls and fuel cost to travel across India
Calculate routes, tolls and fuel costs for your travel by car, jeep, van, SUV, truck, LCV, bus and bike in India using TollGuru Trip Calculator. It also shows the cheapest, fastest and other optimal routes to your destination along with toll plaza(s) location en route, payment methods and more.
Rideshare, OEM, TMS, fleet companies and other transport businesses can leverage toll intelligence by integrating with the TollGuru Toll API for pre-trip calculation and post-trip reconciliation.