Ranchi. Heavy vehicles carrying minerals from different mining areas of Jharkhand will now have to pay toll tax. The state cabinet took this decision on Tuesday. State Cabinet Coordination Department Secretary Vandana Dadel said that the modalities of their operation are being worked out. He said that by levying toll tax on vehicles carrying minerals, the state government is likely to get revenue of about Rs 700 crore annually.
Vandana Dadel said, ‘Toll tax rates will vary from place to place. The cabinet has approved them on Tuesday. Road construction department will make fixed points for toll collection on selected roads. Regarding e-FIR police stations, Vandana said that e-FIR police stations will be opened in 22 districts except Khunti and Ramgarh. People can file e-FIR in cases where the identity of the accused is unknown and there is no need for the complainant to come to the police stations.
state cabinet A total of 17 proposals were considered on Tuesday. The cabinet approved Rs 80.75 crore to Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Authority (JREDA) for the implementation of the central government’s solar city project.
The cabinet secretary said that in the first phase, Giridih district will be developed as a solar city. As per the guidelines of the Centre, households with an annual income of less than Rs 3 lakh will be given 100 per cent subsidy for installing rooftop solar power systems. 70 percent subsidy will be given to the families with income above Rs 3 lakh, in which the share of the Center and the state will be 40 and 30 percent respectively.