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Gadkari: Preparation for satellite based toll collection

New Delhi | Preparations are being made to begin the method of toll assortment by satellite-based car quantity plates within the nation and 26 inexperienced categorical highways might be began within the nation earlier than the 12 months 2024, in order that India is not going to lag behind America when it comes to street. Whereas giving this data in reply to a supplementary query throughout Query Hour in Rajya Sabha at present, Union Minister for Highway Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari mentioned that there’s full scope for enchancment of toll assortment by state-of-the-art know-how. Attributable to this, neither an individual will pay the toll nor can anybody be saved.

He mentioned that until now there isn’t any provision of punishment for not paying the toll. In view of this, the method of bringing a invoice in Parliament to implement this new know-how is happening. After this, inside six months, each effort is being made to implement this technique within the nation, in order that neither there might be a must construct a toll nor any particular person might be given a toll. Those that attempt to escape from this might be punished.

He mentioned that the car producers have been requested to supply GPRS facility within the automobiles so that it’s going to ease toll assortment and folks may also get reduction. At current an individual makes use of 10 km toll street however he has to pay a toll of 75 km however when the GPRS primarily based toll assortment course of is began, the toll might be imposed from the place the car will enter the toll and when it will get off. This may also save shoppers.

He mentioned that the work of establishing 26 Green Specific Highways is happening in full swing within the nation. By the 12 months 2024, after the beginning of those 26 Green Specific Highways within the nation, India is not going to be behind America when it comes to street. He mentioned that the Nationwide Highways Authority of India doesn’t have any monetary crunch. The nation has the potential to construct roads at a value of Rs 5 lakh crore yearly. The financial institution is able to present funds for street building.

Shri Gadkari mentioned that regardless of putting in FASTag for toll assortment in automobiles within the nation, the restoration is just not being accomplished. Proper now solely Rs 120 crore is being recovered from it day-after-day as a result of 97 p.c persons are utilizing this fastag however solely 67 p.c are paying toll by it. The remainder are paying double the toll in money. I do not perceive what’s improper with it.

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