NHAI Organises International Workshop on Global Navigation Satellite System Based Tolling

Mr. Gadkari expressed concerns over tendencies to circumvent laws and called for a transparent, qualitative, and effective system.

NHAI Organises International Workshop on Global Navigation Satellite System Based Tolling

NHAI under the administration of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has Organised the International Workshop on Global Navigation Satellite System-Based Tolling in New Delhi.

Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari said that the Global Navigation Satellite System for toll collection will play a pivotal role, in being effective, viable, and environmentally sound. He said this while addressing an International Workshop in New Delhi on Global Navigation Satellite System electronic toll collection in India.

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Mr. Gadkari emphasized the moral and economic importance of toll payment, stressing the need for equilibrium in the system through quality services. Mr. Gadkari stressed that an integrated approach is essential along with a behavioral change to ensure a robust system. He warned against the exploitation of the public and suggested creating monthly passes for car owners to ensure smooth toll collection.

Mr. Gadkari expressed concerns over tendencies to circumvent laws and called for a transparent, qualitative, and effective system. He highlighted the necessity of eradicating loopholes in the toll collection system. 

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Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) based Tolling is a barrier-free method of Electronic Toll Collection wherein the road users are charged on the distance they have traveled on the tolled Highway stretch.

NHAI plans to implement the GNSS-based Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system within the existing FASTag ecosystem, initially using a hybrid model where both RFID-based ETC and GNSS-based ETC will operate simultaneously.

Dedicated GNSS lanes will be available at toll plazas, allowing vehicles using the GNSS-based ETC to pass through freely. As GNSS-based ETC becomes more widespread, all lanes will eventually be converted to GNSS lanes
 

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