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.