Toll collection through FASTag reaches all-time high of over Rs 193 Cr
The toll collection through FASTag system has achieved a historic milestone, reaching an all-time high collection of over 193 crore rupees in a single day. Road Transport and Highways Ministry said, over one crore 16 lakh transactions were recorded in a single day on 29th of last month.
The implementation of the FASTag system for toll collection in India has been a resounding success, with a consistent growth trajectory. The FASTag has been made mandatory for vehicles from 1st January 2021.
FASTag uses Radio-frequency Identification technology that provides users with a smooth and effortless cross-over at Toll plazas without waiting.
The number of toll plazas under FASTag programme has increased from 770 to one thousand 228. The Ministry said, with a penetration rate of around 97 percent and over 6.9 crore FASTag issued to users, the system has significantly improved the user experience by reducing waiting times at NH Fee Plazas.