GPS-Based Technology To Make Indian Roads Free Of Toll Booths

  • Road Transport and Highways Ministry has finalised GPS-based technology for toll collection with the help of Russia to ensure seamless movement of vehicles across the country which will ensure India becomes 'toll booth free' in the next two years.
  • All vehicles will have a GPS device that will be linked directly to the bank account of the vehicle owner. The toll amount will be deducted based on the movement of the vehicle.
  • 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.
  • Presently the country is gearing up for the mandatory use of FASTags on all vehicles from January 1, 2021. FASTags essentially eliminate the need to stop at toll booths and physically pay, thus helping ease congestion at toll booths across the country.