Digital toll assortment by means of FASTags has crossed Rs 80 crore a day with file 50 lakh transactions per day and greater than 2.20 crore FASTags issued up to now, the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) mentioned on Friday. Centre has made FASTags necessary for all autos from January 1, 2021.
“With FASTag being necessary for autos from 1st January 2021, the NHAI has made all needed preparations to offer seamless motion of autos at Price Plazas. Adoption of FASTag has helped freeway customers save time and gasoline on the toll plazas. The digital transaction has bought needed push by means of the latest modification in Central Motor Car Guidelines,” the NHAI mentioned.
FASTag, a radio frequency identification (RFID) sticker, usually mounted to a automobile’s windscreen, lets toll cubicles wirelessly and routinely deduct the charge, thereby not requiring a automobile to cease. The tags had been made necessary for all new vehicles offered after December 1, 2017, as a measure to encourage digital funds and release congestion at toll cubicles.
In a transfer aimed to provide a significant fillip to reinforce digital funds and cut back bottlenecks at nationwide highways, the Centre had mandated that each one lanes of nationwide highways toll plazas to be declared as “FASTag lanes” by December 2019.
“As social distancing has turn out to be the brand new norm, commuters are more and more FASTag as a toll fee possibility because it nullifies the possibilities of any human contact between the drivers and the toll operators. Being an inclusive technological software for toll assortment on highways, FASTag is a extra sensible and useful possibility,” the NHAI mentioned.