COVID-19 lockdown: MoRTH advises NHAI to follow MHA guidelines on toll plaza ops

New Delhi , Mar 26 : The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has advised National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to follow the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines about toll plaza operations following lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 epidemic in the country.

"The Ministry has stated that Clause 4 of annure to MHA order dated 24.3.2020 says that the commercial and private establishments shall be closed down for a period of 21 days from 25.03.2020," an official release said.

"The Union Road Transport and Highways has also advised that NHAI may take action as per the said MHA orders. It added that prevailing condition may be treated as Force Majeure of Concession/Contract Agreement in terms of Ministry of Finance (Deptt of Expenditure order dated 19.2.2020," it said.

(ANI)

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COVID-19 lockdown: MoRTH advises NHAI to follow MHA guidelines on toll plaza ops