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No toll tax for Punjab media on state highways

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

All accredited media persons will now be exempted from toll tax on all state highways in Punjab.

A decision to this effect was taken here on Saturday by the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. "The necessary notification in this regard was being issued by the state Public Works Department (PWD)," an official spokesperson said.

As per the decision, all accredited mediapersons and those holding yellow I-card (issued at district level to journalists) would be exempted from paying toll tax while moving through state highways.

Exemption of toll tax was one of the promises made by the Congress for the welfare of journalists in the run-up to the Assembly elections. The spokesperson said other promises made to the media as per the Congress manifesto would also be implemented soon, he added.