NHAI Collects Rs 20 Crore from Defaulters Entering FASTag Lanes

Vehicles move by a toll plaza in Gurgaon. (Image: Reuters)

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had lately mentioned that double toll cost could be collected from the autos coming into FASTag lanes with out the tag.

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  • Last Updated: February 25, 2020, 10:03 AM IST

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Sunday mentioned it has collected Rupees 20 crore from 18 lakh defaulters who entered the FASTag lanes at digital toll plazas on National Highways with out the tag.

Rolling out the digital toll assortment programme throughout India in December, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had mentioned that double toll cost could be collected from the autos coming into FASTag lanes with out the tag.

In order to present prime significance to current FASTag customers, dissuade defaulters and additional encourage adoption of FASTags by nationwide highways commuters, autos with out FASTags coming into the FASTag lane are being charged double the toll charge, NHAI mentioned in an announcement.

“Till now, a complete variety of 18 lakh autos defaulted by encroaching FASTag lanes throughout India has resulted in a double cost money toll accumulation of about Rupees Rupees 20 crore,” it mentioned.

RFID primarily based FASTag, an digital toll assortment system carried out by the NHAI, has proved to be instrumental in easing the lives of commuters on nationwide highways inside two months of its nationwide implementation, it mentioned.

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Over 1.55 crore FASTags have been issued by a number of Point of Sale (PoS) areas.

NHAI has been observing elevated sale price of FASTags which is a transparent indication of this digital system being accepted effectively, the assertion mentioned.

As a outcome, FASTag transaction has crossed a landmark rely of 4 million per day, it added.

The assertion mentioned FASTag resulted in easy and hassle-free motion of FASTag customers on highways.

The implementation of FASTags throughout the nation has met with the specified response to date, it mentioned including the adoption of FASTags additionally implies that it has introduced within the much-needed transparency in assortment at toll cubicles.

In order to additional enhance digital assortment of person charge by way of FASTag at nationwide highways charge plazas, NHAI has lately waived off the FASTag value of Rupees 100 for NHAI FASTag from February 15, 2020 to February 29, 2020.

Any street customers can go to any authorised bodily point-of-sale areas with a sound Registration Certificate (RC) of the automobile and get a NHAI FASTag freed from value.

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This post was last modified on February 25, 2020 9:33 pm

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