The number of FASTag users in the country has reached two crore historical landmarks, registering growth of 400 percent in a year. This has increased the total toll collection to 92 crore rupees per day which is a substantial increase in the daily toll collection from 70 crore rupees per day, a year back.
National Highway Authority of India, NHAI said, as of now FASTag is contributing to nearly 75 percent of the total toll collection. It said, digital payment through FASTag is being actively promoted by NHAI to enhance the user experience on National Highways and reduce pollution on account of queuing of vehicles at the Toll Plazas. The Government’s direction to move towards 100 per cent digital transaction for payments at the Toll Plazas on National Highways provided the required impetus for the FASTag adoption.
FASTag uses radio-frequency identification technology that provides users a smooth and effortless cross-over at Toll plazas without waiting and halting. The payment is made digitally through the FASTag linked to the bank wallet.