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Mar 18 (17:24) Toll booths to be removed! GPS-based toll collection to be implemented within a year in India, says Nitin Gadkari (

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FASTags was introduced in the year 2016, which enable electronic payment of fee at toll plazas.

On Thursday, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari said that India will do away with toll booths. Also, within one year, the implementation of GPS-based toll collection will be completed, he said. The Union Minister further said 93 per cent of the vehicles pay toll using FASTag. However, but the remaining 7 per cent of vehicles have still not taken FASTag despite paying a double toll, he mentioned. During Question Hour in the
Lok Sabha, Gadkari said that he wants to assure the House that all physical toll booths in the country will be removed within one year. Thus, it means that the collection of toll will happen via GPS. The toll at highways will be collected based on GPS imaging (on vehicles), he stated.

The Union Minister said that for those vehicles which do not pay toll using FASTags, he has instructed police inquiry. There are cases of toll theft as well as cases of GST evasion if FASTags are not fitted in vehicles, he noted. FASTags was introduced in the year 2016, which enable electronic payment of fee at toll plazas, according to a PTI report. From February 16, vehicles that are without tags are required to pay double the toll fee amount at electronic toll plazas. Making the FASTags mandatory on vehicles would also help in ensuring that vehicles pass seamlessly through the toll plazas at highways, as the payment of the fee would be electronically done. New vehicles have FASTags fitted in them already, while the Modi government has said it will provide free FASTags for old vehicles, Gadkari added.

FASTag is a tag/sticker pasted on the car’s windscreen usually. To communicate with the scanner that is installed at toll plaza, it utilizes RFID technology. When the vehicle passes the toll plaza, the requisite toll fee is automatically deducted from a bank account or a prepaid wallet linked to the FASTag.

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Mar 18 (18:57)
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Yes on 2020 it was a 2 year deadline and now 1 year

Mar 18 (19:10)
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The implementation of the GPS-based tolling system is a step further, with the toll charge set to be deducted based on the movement of vehicles. This will help ensure that users only pay for the distance covered, irrespective of the highways

Copy-paste from Economic times 2019 article

not able to find the artice now but had this part in my mobile

Mar 18 (19:37)
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You took it in different way , I guess this meant that say there is a single toll between BPL - NDLS AT GWL .
In present situation if someone goes from BPL to NDLS then also he has to pay the same fare and if someone goes from JHS to Agra then also same fare which is not fair to the JHS to agra travellers.
And by this GPS based system , I guess JHS agra travellers will pay less then bhopal delhi passengers

Mar 18 (20:01)
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Many a times fastag holders despite having valid balance are forced to pay double as there are issues with card readers, and sometimes balance gets deducted but no receipt is shown, forcong people to go from pillar to pole to get refund.
Another major issue is no return pass, people who use NH to commute daily have to pay both ways.

Mar 18 (21:16)
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Yes you are right, but it also means that even if you travel in present non toll highways, based on the distance you have to pay
This is clear from the last sentence "Irrespective of Highways"

Anybody from Karnataka will get clarity easily for this
you, check google maps

To go to Mangaluru from Bengaluru by road, you have three major options:
- via: Nelamangala, Kunigal, Hassan, Sakaleshpur (Same as train route) having 4 tolls
- via: Magadi, Hassan, Sakaleshpur having a single toll
- via: Mysuru, Madikeri, Sulya having no toll

See that second and third option have less/no tolls and the time taken is also almost same, so most people going by own vehicle prefer 2nd or 3rd one
But now after this GPS based tolls, whichever way you go, you have to pay toll as per the total distance covered..

So in that sense, people taking the Mysuru route which did not have any toll, have to pay more amount than people taking Magadi/Nelamangala route

Hope you understand
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