GPS-Based Toll Collection System

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  • December 22, 2020
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GPS-Based Toll Collection System

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure

In news

  • The Government has finalised GPS-based (Global Positioning System) toll collection to ensure seamless movement of vehicles across the country.
  • Ministry: Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways

Key takeaways 

  • This will ensure India becomes ‘toll booth free’ in next two years.
  • The toll amount will be deducted directly from the bank account based on the movement of vehicles. 
  • While now all commercial vehicles are coming with vehicle tracking systems, the Government will come up with some plan to install GPS technology in old vehicles.
  • The Minister expressed hope that the toll collections may reach Rs 34 thousand crore by March 2021. 
  • By using GPS technology for toll collection, the toll income in next five years will be Rs 1.34 lakh crore.

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