The Government of India is planning to implement an electronic tolling system, which would fit every vehicle with a passive RFID tag. Allowing cashless payments of highway tolls, RFID tags will be stuck to the windshield of every vehicle and readers equipped at each toll booth along India’s 71,000 (~44,000 mi) National Highways.
Government officials say the new system will do away manual toll collection process, reduce the time spent waiting to pay a toll and also help curb revenue leakages in toll collection.
Currently, only 8,500 km (~5,000 mi) is under toll and the Government hopes to expand this by 30,000 (~18,5000 mi) km over the next five years. The system is set to be in place by May 2012.
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