In a step to eliminate toll plazas in the country, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari recently announced to install new number plates in all old vehicles so they can be monitored directly through satellite using GPS and state-of-the-art systems.
The centre is working to free the country from toll plazas soon.
“The use of tamper-proof High Security Registration Plates (HSRPs) for new vehicles was started from 2019, where government agencies can get all the information about the vehicles. Now, we have decided to provide the same plate to the old vehicles also,” Gadkari said.
“At present, you have to pay full charges even at toll plazas located 60 km away from each other. Now, if you use the highway only for 30 km, you will be charged only half the price with the help of new technology,” he added.
He said, “There will be no stoppage for vehicles and hence, there will be less pollution and it will also save time. With the new technology, money can be deducted directly from drivers’ bank accounts.”