The government has finalized GPS-based (Global Positioning System) technology toll collection to assure seamless activity of vehicles across the country.
This will not only assist the government put forward Rs. 1.34 lakh crore in five years of revenue but will also eliminate the presence of toll-booths throughout the country.
“The toll amount will be deducted directly from the bank account based on the movement of vehicles”. Using GPS technology, the toll income in the next five years will be INR 1,34,000 crore”, Gadkari said.
Nevertheless, the exciting component is the secrecy of individuals as the government will at all periods be perceiving your location, which could be helpful in issues of protection. Still, at the same time, an infringement of private liberation as this network could potentially be accessed by third parties in case of a security breach.
Dealing with the ASSOCHAM Foundation Week Programme today, Gadkari conveyed his viewpoint on the idea ‘National Infrastructure Pipeline critical for economic revival across sectors,’ and elucidated that the toll payment would be taken directly from the bank account based on the activity of vehicles.
While now all commercial vehicles are arriving with vehicle tracking networks, the Government will present itself with some proposal to put in GPS technology in old automobiles, said Gadkari.
Although Gadkari has not yet stipulated how the government will enforce the GPS pursuit, he said that the procedure is under scheduling and will be ordained soon.
The Minister is also optimistic about the total toll assortments clocking Rs 34,000 crore by March 2021. According to him, after the GPS technology is approved, the revenue from toll collection will surpass Rs 1,34,000 crore in the next five years.
It would be intriguing to glimpse how the public view would be to such advancement as tracking of every car or making people approve of getting their vehicles trailed could come to be a chore for the government which is substantial to attain a backlash.