New Toll System for road transportation

July 28: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is primarily responsible for the development and maintenance of National Highways (NHs). Development and Maintenance Works on such notified NHs, including their capacity augmentation to four / six lane NHs standards, are accordingly taken up based on the traffic density, condition of the roads, inter-se priority and availability of funds. Presently, out of a total NH length of about 1,46,145km, stretches of 4L lane and above configurations are about 45,384 km.

Ministry has undertaken a pilot on the Delhi – Meerut Expressway for tolling with the use of an Automatic Number Plate Recognition Camera linked to FASTAG.

A Consultant has been engaged for Barrier tolling with the help of the use of an Automatic Number Plate Recognition Camera and Satellite Navigation tolling. Also, a team of experts, including international subject matter experts, are currently engaged in the study of global good practices & readiness assessment as well as the preparation of standards & specifications and requisite legal changes.

Works have been taken up for the development of Wayside Amenities (WSAs) along NHs. About 181 nos. of WSA sites have been awarded so far, out of which 43 nos. of WSA sites have been operationalized.

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