Friday, December 2, 2016

Rahul Gandhi chairs Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting

Rahul Gandhi chairs Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting


New Delhi, 2 December: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi chairs a Parliamentary Party Meeting of his party's Members of Parliament in both Houses on Friday.

At the meeting, the Congress MPs are likely to chalk out strategies for the main opposition, which is going full throttle against the demonetisation policy of the Center and also seeking to corner the ruling party in both Houses.

Although the Parliamentary Party Meeting is normally chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi chairs the meeting first time in the absence of her mother, who recently admitted to a Delhi hospital with some ailment.
Toll collection on national highways to resume from midnight

Toll collection on national highways to resume from midnight


New Delhi, 2 December: The collection of toll at all toll plazas on national highways across the country will resume from midnight, with the government taking several steps to ensure a smooth movement of traffic.

All toll plazas have been equipped with adequate numbers of swipe machines through which people can make payments using credit and debit cards.

Toll fee can also be paid through prepaid instruments and electronic wallets.

The government is also encouraging people to buy FASTags introduced by the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.

The FASTags can be stuck on to the windshield of the vehicle, and toll payments are made directly from the prepaid account lined to it.

The highway users are being requested to carry adequate change with them to avoid delay.

The old Rs. 500 notes will be accepted till the midnight of December 15, but this will only be for purchasing FASTags and for making toll payments of more than Rs 200 rupees.