FASTag usage in country touches 2 crores

The number of FASTag users in the country has reached two crore, registering a growth of 400% in a year. This has resulted in the increase in the total toll collection on NHs.

The highway authority said the current toll collection is nearly Rs.92 crores per day which is a substantial increase from Rs.70 crore a year back. Nearly, 75% of the total toll revenue is being collected through FASTag.

The NHAI, in the past one year, has given a big push to FASTag to reduce congestion at toll plazas and reduce pollution on account of queuing of vehicles at these locations.

FASTag uses radio-frequency Identification technology that provides users a smooth and effortless passage at toll plazas without waiting/ halting. The payment is made digitally through the FASTag linked to the bank wallet.

As social distancing has become the new norm, commuters are increasingly looking at FASTag as a toll payment option as it nullifies the chances of any human contact between the drivers and the toll operators.

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