The toll fee collections through FASTags across the National Highway network have jumped by 23% in the past four days and the amount touched Rs.102 crore on Friday, the highest ever toll collection in the NHAI’s history.
Sources said the total toll collection via FASTags was around Rs.85 crore before the NHAI designated all toll lanes as FASTag lanes. Officials said that while cash transactions have fallen below 10% during this week, another reason for good revenue is plugging of leakages. “It takes a couple of days to collate all details of cash transactions. We are hopeful of record collection of user fee as now there is no avenue for anyone to under-report the actual toll collection,” said an official. Sources said the government has also stepped up monitoring of toll plazas to see that commuters are not caught in queue even with FASTags.