On Thursday, while addressing the Lok Sabha during the Question Hour, the Union Transport Minister of India Nitin Gadkari informed that all the physical toll booths will be removed within the next year and all the toll collections will take place through a GPS-based toll collection mechanism.
What will exactly happen?
In order to promote cashless transactions, the government has decided to remove all the physical toll booths within one next year.
According to the government data, there are presently 566 toll plazas across the whole country.
Since all the toll plazas will be removed, people will not need to stop while traveling from one state to another.
Instead of toll plazas, there will be cameras installed at the entry gates of the roads. These cameras will capture the vehicle on GPS and the GPS will track your vehicle counting the total distance of the journey, it will cover.
At the end of the journey, the total amount to be paid will be calculated using the total distance tracked by GPS and it will be deducted automatically through online mode using FasTags.
The government will install GPS for free in all the vehicles.
The people would only have to pay for the distance they have traveled.