GPS Based Toll Tax: The Government of India has made serious preparations to deal with the traffic jams at the toll plaza. The government will now take the help of new technology in this work. The government plans to collect toll tax with the help of GPS. In this case, you don’t even need to stop at the toll plaza. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced the government’s plan.
The government will introduce GPS-based toll collection systems and other technologies in the next six months to remove existing toll plazas on the country’s highways. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has given this information. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the aim of this move is to prevent vehicles from jamming on the highways.
Gadkari said at a function of industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) that the current toll revenue of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is Rs 40,000 crore and it will increase to Rs 1.40 lakh crore in two-three years.
Nitin Gadkari said that the government is considering introducing technologies like GPS based toll system to remove toll plazas located on highways in the country. We will come up with new technology in six months.
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is working on a trial scheme of Automatic Number Plate Recognition System (Automatic Number Plate Reader Camera) to collect tolls without stopping vehicles.
During the financial year 2018-19, the average stopping time of a vehicle at the toll plaza was eight minutes. After the introduction of FASTag in 2020-21 and 2021-22, the average stopping time of vehicles at the plaza decreased to 47 seconds. (with language input)