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Telangana waives toll tax as thousands head home for Sankranti

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

With thousands of families living in heading to their native places in both the Telugu states for Sankranti, the government on Saturday decided to waive toll tax for commuters on national highways.

issued instructions to waive off the toll gates charges to the commuters on national highways to and fro from on January 13 and January 16, a day before and a day after the three-day festival, according to an official release.

The move is expected to provide relief to many families travelling to their native towns and villages in and neighbouring It will ease long traffic snarls seen at the toll gates on Hyderabad-Vijayawada, Hyderabad-Warangal and other highways since Friday night.

Hundreds of four-wheelers were waiting at the toll gates for their turn, slowing down the movement of vehicles on the highways.

Sankranti is a major of Telugu people. Thousands employed in head to their homes in towns and villages.

South Central Railway and State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) were operating special trains and buses respectively between Hyderabad and other destinations to clear the Sankranti rush.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 23:12 IST
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