Additional cash lanes at toll plazas will be withdrawn after January 15. This, despite only around 60% of transactions at toll plazas happening through FASTag cards.
On an average, over six lakh transactions happen daily at all the 48 toll plazas in the State. Sources in National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said that only 30 days had been given for additional cash lanes, which is why the additional lanes would be withdrawn. “All plazas will continue to have one cash lane on both the extremes even after the 15th,” explained an official source.
However, lack of balance in around 15-20% FASTag cards is leading to vehicles being held up at electronic toll collection lanes in plazas in the State.