Toll Collection Through FASTag In December Rises To Rs 2,304 Crore
A truck stops at a toll booth at the Manesar toll plaza on National Highway 8 in Manesar. (Photographer: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg)

Toll Collection Through FASTag In December Rises To Rs 2,304 Crore

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Toll collection in December 2020 through FASTags reached Rs 2,303.79 crore in December 2020, recording an increase of Rs 201 crore over the preceding month, the NHAI said on Tuesday.

Similarly, toll transactions through FASTags recorded significant growth of 1.35 crore in December 2020.

The increased revenue comes after the government announced mandatory rollout of FASTag from Jan. 1, 2021, though it has allowed hybrid lanes on National Highways till Feb. 15 to avoid inconvenience to people.

"Toll collection through FASTag in December increased significantly by over Rs 201 crore to Rs 2,303.79 crore, as against Rs. 2,102 crores in November 2020," the National Highways Authority of India said in a statement.

The monthly transactions through FASTag significantly by 1.35 crore in December.

"FASTag recorded 13.84 crore transactions in December, which is 10.83% more as compared to 12.48 crore transactions in November 2020. Similarly, With more than 2.30 crore FASTag users, it contributes over 75% of the total toll collection," the statement said.

Also read: FASTag To Be Mandatory For Vehicles From Jan. 1, Says Nitin Gadkari

It said the dedicated efforts of NHAI, receptive approach of highways users and other stakeholders has led to stupendous increase in adoption of digital mode of transaction at toll plazas.

In order to achieve 100% e-tolling, all toll payments shall be made through FASTag from Feb. 15, 2021.

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