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Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has advised NHAI to follow MHA guidelines about Toll Plaza Operations  following Lock Down in the wake of COVID-19 epidemic in the country. The Ministry has stated that Clause 4 of annexure 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.

Union Road Transport & 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 (Dept of Expenditure order dated 19.2.2020.

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

[Press Release dt. 25-03-2020]

[Source: PIB]