Good or bad; demonetisation makes commuters happy on national highways

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National highways to remain toll free till November 18
National highways to remain toll free till November 18

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 old currency notes to curb black money and corruption is receiving both appreciation and criticism from different sections of society.

People are definitely facing tough time in bank queues to get their money exchanged but government is trying its best to ease things on other fronts.

In a recent move, the government has extended exemption in toll fee till November 18, allowing commuters to enjoy toll free rides on the Indian national highways. 

The toll fee was waived off by the Centre after commuter had to face heavy traffic jams due to insufficient change at toll plazas.

A commuter told News Heads, that he is happy with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to ban currency as he can fulfil his basic needs via his debit card and also enjoy the ride on national highway with no hassle of toll charges.

Another commuter claimed that this might sound great to ride free on national highways but this will end up in harming government funds. 

Prime Minister on November 8 announced that Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 old currency notes cannot be used as legal tender.