In a bid to make commuting easier for citizens, Indian Highway Management Company Limited (IHMCL) will soon be introducing a smart card which can be used at any toll plaza across the country.
According to a report in Amarujala, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has given the responsibility to IHMCL to connect all toll plazas via a single smart card. It has also approached ICICI bank to make the toll plaza card similar to the bank's VISA debit cards.
Even the groundwork to implement the plan has already picked up pace in various cities. For smart card holders, a separate lane (tag lane) has been constructed in 16 cities including Gurgaon. The aim is to construct such lanes at all the toll plazas across the country in next 3 months time.
Delhi-NCR commuters are likely to benefit the most from the new smart card system.
As of now, NCR residents have to use separate cards for crossing Badarpur border plaza, Indira Gandhi airport plaza, Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway (Khedkidaula), DND, Gurgaon-Faridabad toll plaza.
However, after the new system is implemented, they will be able to use this single smart card to cross any of these tolls.
Also, to encourage more and more people to purchase the card, the company has laid a provision in which any user who takes the card for long duration gets 2/3 rd discount on their daily toll transactions. Source
Do not know whether this is the right section. Move to appropriate section !
RK's wish is going to be fulfilled (read in his TL asking for a single place to pay money instead of stopping in toll plaza)