GPS based toll system will be introduced in place of FASTag.
FasTag is being phased out in India and replaced by GPS. Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said the Union government has decided to remove all toll booths in India and introduce a GPS-satellite based toll connectivity system for vehicles.
Answering a question in the Rajya Sabha, the Union Minister said that we want to assure the Parliament that the world’s best technology related to the toll system, a satellite based system, will be introduced soon, after which the toll block will be removed.
He said that the current GPS based toll collection system will be implemented next month. Besides this, toll booths will be removed completely and people will have to pay toll using GPS system in vehicles. Through this people will not have to stop and toll will be collected from number plate image. The system will charge a fee according to the time the highway or expressway is used. This fee will be automatically deducted from the driver’s bank account.
Meanwhile, giving the collection figures from FASTAG, Gadkari said that more than Rs 49 thousand crore tolls have been collected from FASTAG. Daily collection Rs. 170 to 200 crores.
We tell you that it is expected to be implemented before the announcement of the next Lok Sabha elections.