Soon, electronic collection system at all city toll booths
The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), following a successful experiment at the sea link, is now planning to start an electronic toll collection system at all toll booths at the five entry points to Mumbai.mumbai Updated: Aug 03, 2012 02:47 IST
The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), following a successful experiment at the sea link, is now planning to start an electronic toll collection system at all toll booths at the five entry points to Mumbai.
The system will allow motorists to buy a prepaid radio frequency identification sticker, which will be stuck on the vehicle and allow automatic deduction of toll without the motorist having to stop.
“In the next three months we will be starting a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) toll collection system at all entry points. The project has been started on a pilot basis at the Airoli toll booth,” said MSRDC managing director Bipin Shrimali.
Shrimali was speaking after starting a similar system at the Bandra-Worli sea link.
The project has been started by Mumbai Entry Point Ltd, which presently has the right to collect toll at all Mumbai entry points and the sea link.
Under the plan, MEPL will sell RFID stickers at its toll booths. The Rs-100 sticker will work like a prepaid card. A car with this sticker can then pass through any toll booth without having to stop as the RFID sensor will electronically debit the toll amount from the car owner’s account.The MSRDC is also planning to put up electronic indicators or boards at all six toll plazas in Mumbai. The banners will show the total cost of the project for which toll is collected, the collection so far, toll contract deadline, name of the contractor, toll-hike chart, and other details.