New Delhi: In a major relief for commuters passing through the Toll-Booths on regular basis, the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari announced in the Lok Sabha today that the government is all set to roll out complete GPS-based toll collection within one year.
The minister said that 93 percent of the vehicles pay toll using FASTag, but the remaining 7 percent have still not taken it despite paying a double toll. “I want to assure the House that within one year all physical toll booths in the country will be removed. It means that toll collection will happen via GPS. The money will be collected based on GPS imaging (on vehicles),” Gadkari said in the Lok Sabha during Question Hour.
The minister has enjoined the police for an enquiry for those vehicles which do not pay toll using FASTags. There are cases of toll theft and GST evasion cases if FASTags are not fitted in vehicles.