During his presentation of the state budget, Finance Minister Jayant Patil announced that the government is thinking of implementing congestion tax in Mumbai. Very soon people driving private cars may have to pay for driving in certain areas of the city as Finance Minister Jayant Patil announced in the state budget that the government is thinking of implementing congestion tax in Mumbai. According to the state, congestion tax would be one of the solutions to control the traffic menace in the city. The aim behind this implementation of congestion tax is to discourage people from traveling in their own vehicles and encourage the need to use the public transport system. While Maharashtra is already in the list of the highest road tax payers, this decision of the government has seen some opposition by people who say that the government has failed to provide alternate modes of transport in the form of metro railway or monorail and this implementation will not reap any results. With Nilofar Shaikh, Sana Warsia for NMTV News.
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