S.O. 1164(E): Whereas, by notification of the Government of India in the erstwhile Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways (Department of Road Transport &Highways) number S.O.1096 (E) dated August 4, 2005 and 1051(E) dated April 24, 2009 issued under section 5 of the National Highways Act, 1956 (48 of 1956), the central government has entrusted NH-65 in Rajasthan to the state government of Rajasthan (hereinafter referred to as the “Authority”).

The Authority has entered into an agreement on February 28, 2013 with Jodhpur Pali Expressway Ltd for the bid submitted on 29.11.2012 for the development & operation of Jodhpur-Pali section of NH-65 from km 308.000 to km 366.000 including bypass to Pali starting from km 366.000 of NH-65 connecting at km 114.000 of NH-14 [Design length 71.550 km] on DBFOT basis.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8A of the National Highways Act, 1956 (48 of 1956), read with Rule 3 of the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008 and amended upto the date of receipt of bid, the central government, having regard to the expenditure involved in building, maintenance, management and operation of the said section, interest on the capital invested, reasonable return, the volume of traffic and the period of the agreement entered into between the Authority and the concessionaire, hereby notifies that there shall be levied and collected fees on mechanical vehicles for the use of the said section at the rate specified for net road section of 59.250 km length for use of the four and more lane sections and at one and half times of the base rate for one number of bypass having design length of 12.300 km on the types of vehicles specified and authorises the said concessionaire to collect and retain the fees on and from the date of commercial operation dated declared by the Authority and on getting the completion certificate or the provisional completion certificate as the case may be from the Authority or publication of this notification in the Official Gazette, whichever is later, till the termination date as specified in the agreement.

F. No. RW/NH-37016/2/2013-NHDP-IVA

Alkesh Sharma, Joint Secretary, New Delhi, April 29, 2014

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