The Delhi-NCR Jamuna Expressway connecting Agra and Lucknow will soon be available. In fact, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started the Fastag Toll System (FASTIG) on the Jamuna Expressway from June 15. Officials said two lanes on each side of the three toll plazas in the 1,165-km high-speed corridor between Greater Noida and Agra would be reserved for FASTAG vehicles. The remaining lanes will continue to receive tolls in cash or digitally.
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This is how the FASATST system works
FASTag is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) sticker attached to a vehicle. An RFID reader near the toll booth reduces the toll tax and allows vehicles to pass. This system reduces the time to collect the tax manually and simplifies the movement of traffic. According to pre-covid data, with more than 40,000 vehicles using the six-lane road every day, manual systems often lead to long queues at toll plazas.
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According to JOPI Infratech officials, an agreement has been signed with the Jamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (EEIDA) to implement the FASTAG system in three toll plazas through expressway concessions. In the next step, Jaypee Infratech will sign an agreement with Indian Highway Management Company Limited, a company backed by the National Highways Authority of India, to install the electronic toll system. YEIDA CEO Arun Bir Singh said the system would not take more than a fortnight to launch. All formalities have been completed on our behalf.