Paliyekkara: The toll plaza on the National Highway here in Thrissur district will not collect fees from vehicles involved in flood relief and rescue efforts for the next five days starting from Monday.
The decision was taken in a meeting of toll company and revenue officials chaired by Thrissur district Collector S. Shanavas.
Vehicles taking essential items and materials to flood affected areas and relief camps have to cross the toll plaza several times. Considering this, it was decided to exempt such vehicles from paying toll at the plaza. Vehicles heading towards flood affected areas for help are also exempted from paying toll.
Staff at the toll plaza have been directed to let the vehicles on flood relief and rescue mission quickly pass through the gates without staying in line.