Many of us faced the challenge to reach somewhere when we stuck in a toll plaza for hours, the system was previously updated by government and is been better with FASTAG facilities for the payments, nevertheless many times till now we faced problems in payments and were stuck in rows of Toll Plaza.
Two years ago, Minister for Road Transport & Highways Mr. Nitin Gadkari said that; India will become ‘toll plaza free’ in the next two years. Now we are seeing so many developments regarding that.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued new guidelines for Toll Plaza.
Have a look on new toll plaza rules: –
- Waiting time of not more than 10 seconds per vehicle even during peak hours at the toll plazas on the National Highways.
- Seamless flow of traffic at the toll plazas by preventing vehicles from queuing up more than 100 metres.
- If there is a queue of waiting vehicles of more than 100 metres, the vehicles will be allowed to pass without paying a toll.
- A yellow line at a distance of 100 metres from the toll booth will be marked in each toll lane.
According to the Ministry, waiting time at toll plazas has reduced drastically after the implementation of the FASTAG. Noting that although at most of the toll plazas, there is no waiting time after the mandatory 100 per cent FASTAG. The NHAI said, “even then if there is a queue of waiting vehicles of more than 100 metres due to some reason, the vehicles will be allowed to pass without paying toll till the queue comes within 100 meters from the toll booth”.
NHAI said, “even then if there is a queue of waiting vehicles of more than 100 metres due to some reason, the vehicles will be allowed to pass without paying toll till the queue comes within 100 meters from the toll booth”.
The NHAI said 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.