Mumbai: People are going to get another blow of inflation. Travel on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway is going to get costlier as the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has decided to increase the toll on the expressway by 18 percent from April 1. Due to this the cost of traveling between the two cities will increase. This has angered people traveling on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway. The MSRDC increases the toll on the expressway by six percent every year, but it is implemented in one go every three years.
Earlier on April 1, 2020, the toll was increased. Notification regarding toll hikes (Pune-Mumbai Expressway Toll Hike) is issued every three years. Accordingly, the toll has been increased. This increase will be applicable from 1 April 2023.
How the much-increased toll will have to be paid?
Due to the increase in the Mumbai-Pune Expressway toll, now the pocket of the passengers will also be burdened. Car users will spend Rs 360 in toll (Rs 320 on the expressway and another Rs 40 near Vashi) to travel from Pune to Mumbai. Four-wheelers used to pay Rs 270 earlier, now they will have to pay Rs 320. The tempo toll will increase from 420 to 495. 685 instead of 580 for the truck. The bus will now have to pay a toll of Rs 940 instead of Rs 797. Three Excels will have to pay a toll of Rs 1,630 instead of Rs 1,380. The toll for M Excel was earlier Rs 1,835. Now it has increased to Rs 2,165.