NHAI earned bumper revenue through FASTag toll collection last year. The figures released show that 46 percent growth has been recorded in 2022 as compared to 2021 and the government has touched a figure of Rs 50 thousand 855 crore through FASTAG.
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Toll collection: The government’s decision to bring in FASTag seems to be successful, we tell you that in 2022 compared to 2021, the toll collection through FASTag has increased by 46 percent to touch the figure of Rs 50 thousand 855 crores. For public information, we tell you that it includes toll collection on national and state highways. You will be surprised to know that the toll collection through FASTag in December alone was 24 thousand 167 crores and on 24th December alone i.e. only 144 crores were collected in one day.
Let us know that there is about 48 percent growth in 2022 compared to 2021 on annual basis. This information regarding toll collection is given by NHAI i.e. National Highways Authority of India. Recall that in 2021, FASTAG earned the government 34 thousand 778 crore rupees in a year, i.e. 2021 toll collection exceeded 34 thousand crores.
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Increase in number of toll plazas
In 2021, there were a total of 922 toll plazas in the country, which increased to 1181 in 2022 and included 323 state highway schemes. NHAI also informed that a total of 6 crore 40 lakh FASTags have been issued so far.
FASTag has become mandatory in 2021
The government made FASTag mandatory across the country in 2021 itself, the government introduced FASTag for the convenience of people so that people don’t have to wait at toll plazas and stand in long queues at toll plazas for money transactions. Engage but there are still many people who don’t have FASTag, say those who don’t have FASTag will have to pay double the toll plan. The motive behind the government’s double toll is to free more people from cash crunches. And shift to fastag.