New Delhi : In order to make tolling efficient and to ensure seamless movement of traffic Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system using passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, has been implemented on Pan India basis. To promote fee payment through digital mode and provide for seamless passage through fee plazas, Government has declared all lanes of fee plazas on National Highways as “FASTag lane of the fee plaza” w.e.f. midnight of 15th/16th February 2021. After declaration of all lanes as FASTag lanes, the overall FASTag penetration has reached approximately 96%.
Improvement in technology for collection of user fee is a continuous process and Government is actively pursuing the developments in this field.
This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.