SunstarTV Bureau: Government of India has finalised Global Positioning system (GPS) based technology toll collection to ensure seamless movement of vehicles across the country, said, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs, Nitin Gadkari.
Addressing the ASSOCHAM Foundation Week Programme, Gadkari shared his perspective on the theme ‘National Infrastructure Pipeline critical for economic revival across sectors,’ and explained that the toll amount will be deducted directly from the bank account based on the movement of vehicles. While now all commercial vehicles are coming with vehicle tracking systems, the Government will come up with some plan to install GPS technology in old vehicles.
He mentioned, “While now all commercial vehicles are coming with vehicle tracking systems, the government will come up with some plan to install GPS technology in old vehicles.”
Gadkari also said that all toll collections may reach Rs 34,000 core by coming March and ensure India to become ‘toll booth free’ in the next two years.
The Minister also impressed upon the need to promote public-private investment in infrastructure development. He assured the Government’s support in projects that are not economically viable.