India aims nationwide switch to GNSS-based electronic toll collection

Deadline is 22 July for companies wishing to put themselves forward for toll project
Charging, Tolling & Road Pricing / June 12, 2024
By Adam Hill
Electronic toll collection RFID FASTag India © Shimbhu Saini |
ETC in India is currently done through RFID technology, branded as FASTag (© Shimbhu Saini |

India's Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) wants to implement global navigation satellite system (GNSS)-based electronic toll collection (ETC) in India and has launched an expression of interest (EOI) for companies worldwide.

Deadline for submissions is 22 July.

Currently, ETC in India is done through radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, branded as FASTag, launched in the country in 2015.

As of March this year, more than 98% of payments are made through FASTag at toll plazas.

MoRTH body National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is responsible for implementation of this massive ETC project, through Indian Highways Management Company (IHMCL).

NHAI manages around 70,000km of highways in India and is responsible for toll collection on about 45,000 km of them, maintaining 1,200 toll plazas with concessionaires.

IHMCL will be hosting a workshop in New Delhi on 25 June: click here to register.

A pre-EOI meeting is scheduled for 26 June - applicants can request to join via video conference by emailing: [email protected]

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