Nehru Outer Ring Road, Hyderabad Toll Gate Rules 2


In exercise of the powers conferred by section 79 read with clause (uu) of section 2 of the Andhra Pradesh Infrastructure Development Enabling Act, 2001 Andhra Pradesh Act No.36 of 2001 and all other powers hereunto enabling the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following rules for collection of Fee from any person for the use of Access Controlled Expressway (Main Carriageway) on Nehru Outer Ring Road (NORR), Hyderabad, which passes through Patancheru (on NH-9 towards Mumbai) Dundigal, Shamirpet, Keesara, Ghatkesar (on NH-202 towards Warangal) Pedda Amberpet (on NH-9 towards Vijayawada) Bongulur, Tukkuguda, Shamshabad (on NH-7 towards Benguluru) APPA, Narsingi, Gachibowli providing connectivity to various National Highways, State Highways & MDRs.by the Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited (HGCL).

1. Short title:

  These Rules may be called theNehru Outer Ring Road,Hyderabad(Toll) Rules, 2012.

2. Definitions:

 In these rules unless the context otherwise requires,

a)     “Access Controlled Expressway” means a highway designed exclusively for high speed vehicular traffic, with traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated;

b)     “Entry Number” means theTollPlazanumber for taking entry into a section of Outer Ring Road to be travelled. No toll fee shall be collected at the entry;

c)     “Exit / Entry ramps” means a short section of road which allows vehicles to enter or exit the Expressway and also refers to an inclined surface or roadway connecting different levels;

d)     “Exit Number” meansTollPlazanumber for taking exit from a section of Outer Ring Road traveled.  i.e. end point of a section ofOuter Ring Roadtraveled, where toll/user fee is collected;

e)     “Government” means the Government of Andhra Pradesh;

f)       “HGCL” means Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited a joint venture of Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh(INCAP) and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority(HMDA);

g)     “HMDA” means Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority;

h)     “Interchange” means a road junction that typically uses grade separation and one or more ramps to permit traffic on atleast on highway to pass through the junction without directly crossing any other traffic stream and also refers to a connecting facility at which Vehicle can take entrance on to Outer Ring Road or Exit from Outer Ring Road;

a)     “Manual card” means a card issued by User fee Collecting Agency in order to verify the entrance number entered by a mechanical vehicle;

b)     “Mechanical Vehicle” means any laden or unladen vehicle designed to be driven under its own power, including, a motor vehicle as defined in clause(28) of section 2 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 (Act No.59 of 1988);

c)     “Service Roads” means a road that runs parallel to the expressway or interstate highway and that provides access to the Vehicular movement in both directions and connects Interchanges;

d)     “Section of Outer Ring Road” means continuous length of Eight lane access controlled Expressway onOuter Ring Road;

e)     “TollPlaza” means any building, structure or booth made for collection of fee;

f)       “Touch & Go/Electronic Toll Collection Cards” means contactless cards for using Electronic Toll Collection system or Touch & Go system;

g)     “User Fee” means collection of prescribed fee from any person of various categories of mechanical vehicles for the use of Road section i.e. Eight  lane Access Controlled Expressway on Outer Ring Road which may be termed as Toll/Toll fee.  User fee shall not be collected for use of service roads;

h)     “WPI” means the Wholesale Price Index as published by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India or any Index published in substitution thereof by the Government of India.

.  Agreement, Levy and Collection of User fee:

 User fee shall be paid by every Driver / Owner/ person in-charge of the mechanical vehicles for the use of Access controlled Expressway to the fee collecting agency on behalf of the Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited at the rates notified by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in the Official Gazette.

(1)      The Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited may enter into an agreement with any Agency / Company/ Partnership/ person for collection of User fee onOuter Ring Road.  They may be permitted to deploy their man power equipment etc., to collect User fee at the agreed rates from different categories of mechanical vehicles for an agreed period for the use of the facilities thus created, subject to terms and condition of the agreement and these rules.

(2)      On completion of the period of collection of fees by the user fee collecting agency, as per the agreement, the road section shall be deemed to have been taken over by the Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited and Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited shall continue to collect the fees as notified from time to time.

(3)      The amount of fee, the categories of vehicles exempted from payment of fee and the name and address and Telephone Number of the Authority to whom complaints, if any, should be addressed shall be conspicuously and prominently displayed 500m ahead of the Toll booths and at the Toll booths in English, Hindi and Telugu by the agency

Base Rate of Fee:

 (1)      The rate of fee for use of the section of Outer Ring Road shall be identical. The fee for use of a section of Outer Ring Road shall, for the base year 2007-08, be the product of the length of such section multiplied by the following rates, name

 

Type of Vehicle

(1)

Base Rate of Fee per Km ( in Rupees)

(2)

Cars / Jeep / Van / LMV/SUV/MPV

0.65

LCV  / Mini Bus

1.05

Bus / 2-axle Truck

2.20

3-axle commercial vehicles

2.40

Heavy Construction Machinery / Earth Moving Equipment / 4/5/6 axle trucks

3.45

 Oversized vehicles (7 or more axles)

4.20

Explanations:-

a)     “Car” or “Jeep” or “Van” or “Light Motor Vehicle” or Sports Utility vehicle or multipurpose vehicle means any mechanical vehicle the gross vehicle weight of which does not exceed Seven Thousand five hundred kilograms or the registered passenger carrying capability as specified in the certificate of registration issued under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 does not exceed twelve excluding the driver.

b)     “Light Commercial Vehicle” or “Light Goods Vehicle” or “Mini Bus” means any mechanical vehicle with a gross vehicle weight exceeding Seven Thousand five hundred kilograms but less than twelve thousand kilograms or the registered passenger carrying capability as specified in the certificate of registration issued under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 exceeds twelve but does not exceed thirty two excluding the driver.

c)     “Truck” or “Bus” means any mechanical vehicle with a gross vehicle weight exceeding twelve thousand kilograms but less than Twenty thousand kilograms or the registered passenger carrying capability as specified in the certificate of registration issued under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 exceeds Thirty two excluding the driver.

d)     “Three Axle Vehicle” means any mechanical vehicle having three axles (inclusive of the axle of the trailer, if any) with a gross vehicle weight, less than or equal to Twenty five thousand kilograms.

e)     “Heavy construction machinery” or “Earth moving equipment” or “Multi Axle Vehicle” means Heavy construction machinery or earth moving equipment or mechanical vehicle including a Multi Axle Vehicle with four to six axles or vehicle (inclusive of the axle of the trailer, if any) with a gross vehicle weight exceeding twenty five thousand kilograms but less than sixty thousand kilograms: and

f)       “Over sized Vehicle” means any mechanical vehicle having seven or more axles or vehicle with a gross vehicle weight exceeding sixty thousand kilograms.

(2)      The Toll Rates shall be determined based on the different type of vehicle and the distance traveled by it. The toll rates for the Year 2011-12 were obtained based on G.O. Ms. No. 92 of MA & UD (I2) Dept. Dated 08-03-2011, and Gazette of India, GSR 838(E), dated: 05-12-2008. These base rates will be projected into the subsequent Years at the rate of 3% increase per year as per the above mentioned GO and Gazette. The obtained toll rate per Kilo Meter will be multiplied by the distance to obtain the toll rate between each segment of the Outer Ring Road. These rates will be rounded off to the nearest 10 (Ten) Rupees as per the GO.

The Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited may notify the Fee separately for Outer Ring Road as and when required.

(4)      The rates fixed under sub-rule (1) above may be reviewed after every year based on Whole Sale Price Index by the Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited over the rates notified.

(5)      The calculated rates for specific length of Project stretch shall be rounded off to nearest Ten rupees.

Annual Revision of Rate of Fee/ Toll:

 1)     The rates specified under rule 4 shall be increased by three percent, each year and such increased rate shall be deemed to be the base rate for the subsequent years.

2)     The applicable base rates shall be revised annually with effect from April 1 each year to reflect the increase in Wholesale Price Index between the week ending on January 6, 2007 (i.e. 208.7) and the week ending on or immediately after January 1 of the year in which such revision is undertaken but such revision shall be restricted to forty percent of the increase in Wholesale Price Index.

 

 


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