Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways and MSME, has introduced that India will likely be adopting a GPS-based toll collection system that ought to see the nation turn out to be ‘toll booth free’ in the next two years. Gadkari made the announcement throughout his handle to the ASSOCHAM Foundation on December 17, 2020.
- GPS-based system to wirelessly acquire toll on foundation of auto motion
- Will allow seamless motion of autos throughout the nation
- Toll collection goal for fiscal yr at Rs 34,000 crore
The GPS-based system will observe automobile actions throughout the nation and deduct the toll from the linked checking account of the automobile proprietor, accordingly. Gadkari claimed that toll collected in the next 5 years would quantity to Rs 1.34 lakh crore with the brand new system in place. He additionally stated that the Government will put a system into place to match GPS techniques on older autos. Currently, all new industrial autos are already geared up with GPS monitoring expertise.
For the present fiscal yr, Gadkari commented that whole collected by end-March 2021 was anticipated to be round Rs 34,000 crore.
While the transfer to GPS-based toll collection has been green-lighted, presently the nation is gearing up for the necessary use of FASTags on all autos from January 1, 2021. FASTags basically get rid of the necessity to cease at toll booths and bodily pay, thus serving to ease congestion at toll booths throughout the nation.
Mumbai to Delhi expressway 50 p.c full
Gadkari additionally touched upon among the highways at present in progress. “We have now already awarded three packages in Chennai-Bangalore road, new green highway,” Gadkari stated in his handle.
He additionally revealed that the Mumbai-Delhi expressway was close to 50 p.c completion with the highway anticipated to be accomplished in the next two years. He added that highway acquisition for the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway had additionally commenced. The building of the highway is predicted to begin by end-February 2021.
Delhi-Meerut expressway to be accomplished in January 2021
Gadkari additionally stated that the Meerut categorical freeway is earmarked to be accomplished in January 2021, with the highway scheduled to open in February. Gadkari stated that this would cut back journey time between Delhi and Meeruti from the current round 4.5 hours to simply 45 minutes.
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