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Toll plazas will be removed from across the country in 6 months! What is the government’s plan?


Toll plazas can be removed across the country for 6 months.
Will be replaced by GPS toll system.
The government is bringing new technology for this.

New Delhi. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government will introduce new technologies including GPS based toll collection system in the next 6 months to replace the existing highway toll plazas in the country. Shri Gadkari said the move is aimed at reducing traffic congestion and charging motorists for the exact distance traveled on highways.

Addressing an event of industry body CII, Shri Gadkari further said that state-owned NHAI’s toll revenue is currently Rs 40,000 crore and is going to reach Rs 1.40 lakh crore in 2-3 years. He said, “The government is considering new technologies including GPS-based toll system to replace toll plazas in the country. We will bring new technology in 6 months.

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waiting time 47 seconds
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is running a pilot project of Automatic Number Plate Recognition System (Automatic Number Plate Reader Camera) to enable automatic toll collection without stopping the vehicles. The average waiting time for vehicles at toll plazas during 2018-19 was 8 minutes. With the introduction of FASTag during 2020-21 and 2021-22, the average waiting time of vehicles has come down to 47 seconds.

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need to reduce costs
Although waiting times have improved significantly in some places, especially near cities, there are still some delays at toll plazas during peak hours in densely populated cities. The Road Transport and Highways Minister stressed on the need to bring down the cost of construction without compromising on the quality.

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