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Number of FASTag users rises sharply to over 20 million, says NHAI

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Wednesday said the number of FASTag users in the country has crossed the 20-million mark, registering a growth of 400 per cent in a year.

“This has increased the total toll collection to Rs 92 crore per day, a substantial increase in the daily toll collection, from Rs 70 crore per day a year back,” the NHAI said in a statement. FASTag uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology that provides users with a smooth and effortless cross-over at toll plazas without having to stop.

It contributes to nearly 75 per cent of the toll collection currently.

The NHAI said it is actively promoting digital payments to enhance the user experience on national highways and reduce pollution on account of queuing of vehicles at toll plazas.

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