Under the new system, the amount of toll is charged according to the number of kilometers the vehicle travels on the highway. Due to the success of this formula in European countries, preparations are being made to implement it in India as well. Presently pilot project is going on.
Drivers who are facing the brunt of the increase in toll tax from April 1, have increased the hope of getting rid of expensive tolls soon. The government is preparing to bring a new system of toll collection by abolishing the Fasting system. Under this, you have to pay the same toll for the number of kilometers your car will run on the National Highway and Expressway.
In European countries like Germany and Russia, toll is being collected through this system. Due to the success of this system in these countries, preparations are being made to implement it in India as well.
Satellite navigation system will be installed in vehicles
At present, the entire amount of the distance from one toll to another toll is collected from the vehicles. Even if you are not going there and your journey is being completed somewhere in the middle, but the toll has to be paid in full. Now the central government is going to collect toll tax from satellite navigation system. Its pilot project is going on. In this system, the toll has to be paid according to the number of kilometers the vehicle travels on the highway.
Toll collection will be like this
Almost all vehicles (98.8 percent) in Germany have satellite navigation systems installed. The tax calculation starts as soon as the vehicle enters the tolled road. As soon as the vehicle moves from the highway to the road without toll, the toll of that kilometer is deducted from the account. The system for deducting toll is the same as that of FASTag. At present, toll is being charged from FASTag on 97 percent of vehicles in India.
Before implementing the new system, it is necessary to change the transport policy as well. Experts are preparing the necessary points for this. 1.37 lakh vehicles have been covered across the country in the pilot project. A study report is being prepared by experts from Russia and South Korea. This report may be released in the next few weeks.