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16,798-km National Highways Under PPP Mode; 331 Fee Plazas Operational Now, Says Nitin Gadkari

The collection of the user fee at public-funded fee plazas is awarded to user fee collection agencies through competitive bidding for a period of one year or limited bidding for a period of three months. 

There are 752 fee plazas operated by private operators on national highways.
There are 752 fee plazas operated by private operators on national highways.

A total length of 16,798.61 kilometres of national highways is under the public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement and 331 fee plazas are operational as of now, Parliament was informed on Thursday. In a written reply to a query to the Lok Sabha, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said Rs 28,499.12 crore was collected by fee plazas on national highways in 2021-22.

 Replying to a separate question, Gadkari said there are 752 fee plazas operated by private operators on national highways.

There are two types of fee plazas — public-funded and concessionaire. The collection of the user fee at public-funded fee plazas is awarded to user fee collection agencies through competitive bidding for a period of one year or limited bidding for a period of three months. 

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