The FASTag assortment within the present fiscal until March 24 stood at ₹32,451 crore, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has knowledgeable.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, whereas talking within the Rajya Sabha, knowledgeable that with the implementation of the FASTag system, the time taken by one vehicle to cross a fee plaza has come down to 47 seconds solely. He added that the fee transaction processing time has diminished by 56 per cent at fee plazas.
This is enabling a fee plaza operator to course of 148 further automobiles per hour per lane, translating to 130 per cent enhance in productiveness in contrast to handbook fee assortment system, earlier than the introduction of FASTag. The minister additionally knowledgeable that the FASTag assortment within the present fiscal until March 24 stood at ₹32,451 crore.
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FASTag was carried out by the National Highways (*47*) of India (NHAI) throughout all nationwide highways from February 15 final year. Since then, toll assortment by way of FASTag has been rising exponentially. The implementation of the system is claimed to have considerably diminished the ready time on nationwide highways and elevated transparency as properly. NHAI had earlier stated that the FASTag system helps it mop up greater than ₹100 crore every single day.
In a separate written reply to the Lok Sabha, the minister additionally knowledgeable that as many as 23,868 folks had been killed in street accidents during which impacting automobiles had been vans or lorries in 2018, whereas the full variety of accidents involving vans or lorries stood at 57,441. He added that numerous steps have been taken within the curiosity of drivers together with truck drivers equivalent to wayside facilities, meals courtroom, truck parking bays and so on. on National Highways.
Notably, Gadkari arrived on the Parliament on Wednesday in a hydrogen-powered automotive, aiming to ship a message for the adoption of renewable and inexperienced vitality amid a surge in petrol and diesel costs.
(with inputs from companies)
First Published Date: 31 Mar 2022, 04:34 PM IST