National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) recorded highest Rs 86.2 crore (US$ 12.33 million) daily toll collection on January 12th, 2020, according to its Chairman Mr Sukhbir Singh Sandhu.
In January 2020, the highest daily toll collection via electronic system of FASTags was also recorded at Rs 50 crore (US$ 7.15 million) (single day collection) as compared to Rs 23 crore (US$ 3.29 million) in November 2019.
“The NHAI has recorded its highest toll collection on a daily basis at Rs 86.2 crore (US$ 12.33 million) two days back,” Mr Sandhu said at National Highways Excellence Award 2019.
There has been increase in the daily transactions via FASTags reaching around 30 lakh per day in January 2020 from mere 8 lakh in July 2019.
He added that around 91 per cent of toll collection is taking place via FASTags in the Jodhpur toll plaza in Jaipur region, thus, it is outperforming others in implementation of FASTags.
He further added that Bhopal and Gandhinagar toll plazas have also performed well in FASTag implementation.
As of December 2019, around 1 crore FASTags have been issued with over 30 lakh FASTags issued in November and December, following daily sales of 1.5-2 lakh FASTags.
The government made the FASTag-based electronic toll collection mechanism mandatory from December 15 cross all toll plazas of the NHAI where at least 75 per cent lanes were restricted to the use cash mode of payment to a maximum of 25 per cent lanes of toll plazas.
FASTags-based toll collection system was introduced across over 527 national highways.