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Cashless tolling across national highways near 50%

This July, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to equip all toll lanes barring one across national highways with electronic toll collection (ETCNSE 0.00 %) infrastructure by 15th December. However, from January 15, only one hybrid lane for both cash and electronic transactions will be allowed. “On an all-India level, toll collection via FASTags has reached 46%, and it is growing every day,” stated a government official.

The RFID-based FASTags attached on vehicle windscreens allow toll to be debited from a linked account, without requiring vehicles to stop for transactions. It was introduced in 2014.