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Punjab suspends toll plazas till COVID-19 lockdown

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Public Works Minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Friday, announced that the state government has decided to suspend tolling operations at all State Toll Plazas of Punjab till the period of lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus. Singla said that as many as 23 toll plazas were operational under state government in Punjab.

The cabinet minister said that the curfew has been announced in the state and only emergency vehicles are plying on the roads which required to move rapidly. He added that it has been decided that the situation arising out of the said epidemic shall be construed as a Non-Political Force Majeure event in terms of the Concession Agreement.

The administration has also put PWD rest houses across Punjab at the disposal of the health department by allowing them to use these as isolation centers in any crucial situation. Mr. Singla added that education and public works department has extended its full support to the health department and even the school buildings could also be evacuated immediately after the requisition of administration.

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