Good news for those would like to travel by road this Sankranthi. Telangana government on Saturday decided to waive toll tax for commuters on National Highways. Thousands of families living in Hyderabad head to their native place for Makar Sankranti but long waiting traffic snarls make the traveler’s journey tiring.

According to an official release, Chief Secretary SK Joshi issued instructions to waive off the toll gate charges on National highways to and fro from Hyderabad. The waiver is on January 13 and January 16, a day before and a day after the three-day festival. The initiative is expected to provide relief to many families traveling on Hyderabad-Vijayawada, Hyderabad-Warangal, and other highways.