Electronic Weighing Machines on Toll Plazas
The Government is planning to install electronic weighing machines at all toll plazas on National Highways to prevent and detect overloading of commercial goods transport vehicles. NHAI has mandated Indian Highway Management Company Limited (IHMCL), a company promoted by NHAI, to install Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Bridges on public funded fee plazas. For private investment projects necessary instructions have been issued by NHAI for installing WIM. The approximate expenditure expected to be incurred for 300 toll plazas for 5 years is Rs.985 Cr. (@ Rs. 65,63,156/plaza/year). The project is likely to be completed by September, 2016.
This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.