Media reports say that private companies' investments into highways in India have taken a beating with the toll dodging practice by some sections of vehicles including those of politicians in the country. Ambulances, fire trucks and the cars of senior government officials are among those exempted from paying tolls, but other drivers often claim a free ride, say an official with GVK Power and Infrastructure.
The official said that if an MP (member of parliament) has to be exempted, it's not just his car that is exempted.
The entire entourage which follows or goes in front seeks an exemption. The government has to do something because these are all revenue leakages, the he insisted.