Toll Tax New Service: Now GPS based toll tax system will be installed in place of Fastag, Nitin Gadkari gave information

GPS Toll Tax System: According to a recent news, let us tell you that the government is now going to change the system of toll plaza. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that by March next year, GPS based toll tax system will be implemented in the country in place of Fastag. So let us know about this in detail in the news below….

New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the government will implement a GPS-based toll tax system by March next year, which will replace the existing highway toll plazas.

The move aims to reduce traffic and charge drivers for the exact distance traveled on highways. “The government is considering a GPS-based toll system to replace toll plazas.

GPS based toll tax system will replace Fastag

He claimed that by March next year, toll collection based on new GPS satellites will be started in the country. “The Ministry has launched two pilot projects of Automatic Number Plate Driving System,” the Road Transport and Highways Minister said. With this, reader cameras will collect toll tax without stopping the vehicles.

Fastag improved waiting time

The average waiting time for vehicles at the toll plaza during 2018-19 was 8 minutes. The average waiting time of vehicles was reduced by 47 seconds with the introduction of FASTag during 2020-21 and 2021-22. However, waiting times have improved in cities and densely populated towns. There is a slight delay at the toll plaza during peak hours.

Government will bid for road projects

Nitin Gadkari said the government will bid out road projects worth Rs 1.5-2 lakh crore on the build operate transfer model for highway projects of less than 1,000 km length before the Lok Sabha elections next year.

He said, ‘We will support the Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) model for highway construction. InvITs are designed to pool money from investors and invest in assets that will provide cash flows over time.