It is the pious occassion of Makar Sankranti and thus the Telangana government has decided to waive the toll tax for many thousands who may be heading to their homes on this day.
It need be mentioned that Makar Sankranti is a major occasion for natives of Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
The toll tax for commuters on national highways has thus been waived off by the government.
Chief Secretary SK Joshi issued instructions to waive off the toll gate charges to the commuters on national highways to and fro from Hyderabad on January 13 and January 16, a day before and a day after the three-day festival, according to an official release.
The move is also likely to ease long traffic snarls seen at the toll gates on Hyderabad-Vijayawada, Hyderabad-Warangal and other highways since Friday night.
Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival of Telugu people and thousands employed in Hyderabad head to their homes in towns and villages.