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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Toll exemption for gallantry awardees

(Note : Comment moderation would be slow for a few days during the absence of Maj Navdeep Singh)

As regular readers may be aware, toll exemption is only available to serving personnel and their private vehicles on all bridges and roads in India. This exemption is not available to retired personnel.

However the Govt of India, as a goodwill gesture, has granted toll exemption to all retired gallantry awardees. This is only restricted to National Highways over which the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways exercises jurisdiction.

Readers have written in to seek a copy of the notification which provides this exemption, the same can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.

(Posted by Navjosh Singh during the absence of Maj Navdeep Singh)

7 comments:

santosh said...

HI Navdeep
1. YOU MAY LIKE TO REVIEW THE DECISION OF CLOSING THE CHAT BOX.
2. RUMOURS OF COL (TS) IN 18 YRS. HOW FAR IS IT CORRECT ??
3. WHAT ABOUT GP CAPT (TS) IN AIR FORCE ??
REGARDS.

WG CDR S KUMAR

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir, am a first timer to your blog.Firstly, thanks for your yoeman service in getting us free passage from toll posts.Also, thanks for keeping us posted with the latest.

sunny said...

Applicability of Complimentary Passes in Garibh Rath

I am a Shaurya Chakra Awardee. Inspite of Instructions been issued vide Railway Board's letter No.TCII/2910/06/Garib Rath dated 28.09.2006 (Commercial circular No.77 of 2006), the complimentary passes issued to Gallantry award winners are not applicable in Garib Rath and AC express. The railway system machine does not accept the card inspite of showing the window person the authority letter. Can you help. S Singh

ravi said...

Dear sir, IS it true that ex- service men anr their families get exemption on tolls regardless to their ranks. please put a light on this issue.
regards,

DEVENDER said...

Hi,
I am Shorya Chakra awadee in Indo-Pak conflict in 1965.I am a civilian Driver who has served the nation.Will you please tell me that what type of benifits i can avil from Govt. of India.
Redards,
Kanwal Nain

Anonymous said...

Hi Navdeep,
Pl ref to GOI letter put on blog on exemption of toll tax on national Hwy for retd Gallantry awardees.I am an Sena Medal (Gallantry)awardee.Am I eligible for this exemption?If so who is the competent auth to issue me such letter with photo which is acceptable to Toll Plaza authority.I have one letter issued by MS Branch(service HQ) on this which is accepted by IT Dept for exemption of IT on pension for gallantry awardees but without photo on it.
Lt Col KS(Retd)

Anonymous said...

Dear Navdeep,

Are you military person? Instead of fighting for ex servicemen, you are taking side of corrupt NHAI.

With people like you, exservicemen do not need any enemy.

Good luck and continue working against exservicemen's interest.

KBC