Yamuna Expressway toll rates increased so much, travel became expensive

The Yamuna Expressway, which quintessentially connects the country’s walled capital city – Delhi to Agra, is a restricted entry expressway, and if nothing else, it has reduced the total travel time to just a few hours. While this news has been there in the past for many reasons, this time it has been in the headlines for the increase in toll rate. Yes, the toll rate on Yamuna Expressway has been increased from 15 paise to Rs 3.25 per kilometer depending on the type of vehicle used. After the 74th board meeting the controlling authority – Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) announced an increase in toll fares for the 165 km long expressway.

As per the new hike, the toll rate for cars, jeeps, vans and light motor vehicles has been increased from Rs 2.50 per km to 2.65 km. It has been increased from Rs 3.90 per kilometer to Rs 4.15 per kilometer for light commercial vehicles, light goods vehicles or minibuses, YEDA said in a statement.

Toll rate for bus or truck has been increased from Rs 7.90 per km to Rs 8.45 per km.

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According to the statement, the toll for vehicles with three to six axles increased from Rs 12.05 per km to Rs 12.90 per km, while the toll for large size vehicles and large vehicles changed from Rs 15.55 per km to Rs 18.80 per km.

YEIDA said, “The concessionaire of the expressway has spent Rs 130.54 crore on works as per the recommendations of IIT Delhi’s road safety audit.”

Toll rates on Yamuna Expressway were last increased in 2021.