GPS Toll Tax: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government is considering new technology including GPS-based toll system to replace toll plazas in the country. We will launch new GPS satellite-based toll plazas across the country by March next year.
GPS Toll Tax: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently said that the government will introduce new technologies including GPS-based toll plaza system by March next year to replace the existing highway toll plazas. The move aims to reduce traffic congestion and charge motorists for the exact distance traveled on highways.
He said at an event, ‘The government is considering new technology including GPS-based toll system to replace toll plazas in the country. We will start new GPS satellite-based toll plazas across the country by March next year.
During 2018-19, the average waiting time for vehicles at the toll plaza was 8 minutes. With the introduction of FASTags during 2020-21 and 2021-22, the average waiting time of vehicles was reduced by 47 seconds.
Although waiting times have improved significantly in some places, especially densely populated towns near cities, there are still some delays at toll plazas during peak hours.
Meanwhile, Gadkari said the government will bid for road projects worth Rs 1.5-2 lakh crore on the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) model for highway projects of less than 1,000 km length before the Model Code of Conduct comes into effect for the general elections next year. Will apply. Let us tell you that general elections are to be held in April-May 2024.