India, Aug. 13 -- The Maharashtra government on Thursday announced a toll-tax waiver, akin to previous years, for the public heading towards the Konkan region during the annual Ganesh Utsav in their private vehicles.

Minister for Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) Eknath Shinde announced that the toll-tax waiver would kick in two days prior to the Ganesh Utsav, which would be celebrated from August 22, and the relief would be in place two days after the 10-day festival ends.

Shinde held a meeting via video-conference - owing to the raging coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak - with the minister of state for home Shambhuraj Desai and other state officials to finalise the toll-tax waiver.

Motorists will have to go ...