Union Govt orders toll plaza staff to salute the soldiers


A circular issued by the Union Government has instructed the toll plaza staff to salute the soldiers or give them standing ovation when they pass the toll plaza.

A circular issued by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said the move is in view of the unparalleled service of defence personnel towards the country for which they deserve the highest regard and honour.

The circular came on the heels of complaints that soldiers were not only forced to pay toll charges but were also treated rudely by attendants. Personnel of the Army, Navy and Air Force have been exempted from paying at any toll plaza in the country.