On International Women's Day female drivers exempted from paying toll tax at DND
To mark the occasion of "International Women's Day", which is on 8 March, women driving their own vehicles will be exempted from paying toll on both the toll plazas i.e. Noida and Mayur Vihar of DND Flyway. The Flyway has decided to exempt women users from paying toll for 24 hours on the 8 March.
proudly salute the Women of today and as a special gesture we will
permit Free Passage to women commuters, driving their cars, using DND
& MVL Toll Plazas. The purpose of the gesture is to convey our
pride and support to women, especially users of the DND Flyway. We
value our users and our endeavor is to ensure women commuters are
safe and feel safe while using our facility," said Anwar Abbasi,
spokesperson of Noida
Toll Bridge Company Limited (NTBCL).
the recent days the DND flyway has also started a women helpline for
ensuring the safety of women using DND Flyway. This helpline ensure
the quickest help to the woman commuters in case of any emergency
while travelling on DND Flyway as well as at Mayur Vihar Link Road.
Apart from providing emergency assistance, this helpline will also
facilitate the woman users for any assistance of any kind related to
DND Flyway and MVLR.
women commuters are very excited about this move by NTBCL.
Divya Sharma, one of the women commuter who uses DND toll plaza said, "I think its a great initiative by DND toll plaza management. But
why just one day, why can't they make it free for a week."
on the other side Shrabani Mukherjee is a bit confused with this and
says, "It always feels nice to save money but on the other hand and
on a serious note - why should they exempt women from paying toll tax
on women's day?"
was rather offended by the exemption on the toll and said, "Aren't
empowering women all about elevating them to the position of the men
to bring equality? I would rather pay my taxes then be exempt from it
just because of my gender, especially on a day which signifies growth
NTBCL staff have sent SMS alerts and emails to the women commuters
about this special privilege to women users on Women's Day. They will
also keep standees at the toll, so that more people could know about