New Delhi, February 7: Announcing the implementation of ‘Pay as you use’ tolling in India, the National Highway Authority of India has set up a pilot project to understand the implement ability of the system in the country. The project involves implementing a satellite based electronic toll collection system.
The electronic toll collection system runs on GPS or GSM technology for almost 500 commercial vehicles on Delhi-Mumbai national highway. The project aims to work for a year. The working system of this electronic toll system is a combination of mobile telecommunications technology (GSM) in cooperation with the satellite-based Global Positioning System. The tolling system will enable deduction of money from the vehicle account and then credit the money to the concessionaire. In case of a failed transaction it would be able to alert the toll operator to collect payment manually and not open the gate
The pilot project will look at ways to integrate the new solution with the existing pre-paid wallet account offered by NHAI under the FASTag program. It will also draw a comparison between distance based tolling and the existing tolling system, as also virtual tolling verses normal tolling.
The request of proposal for the project was floated on 25th Januray 2018. The pre-bid meeting is on 9th February and the Bid Due Date is 26th February, 2018.