New Delhi: The confederation of residents welfare associations (RWA) of NCR wrote to Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road and Transport urging him to apply the concessionary provision for reverse ride at all toll plaza of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
In the letter, the confederation appreciated the government's move to introduce fast tag which is a device for detecting vehicle for toll collection. Fast tag has been made mandatory for all the vehicles plying through the toll plaza from December 1.
The move is expected to reduce congestions on roads and save time of transporters. It is also expected to benefit the environment.
But the device has a drawback which should be solved for the convenience of commuters who travel both ways within stipulated period of time.
It currently does not support the provision, under which, commuters can get concession when they complete two-way journey within given time.
PS Jain, President of confederation said that the device should be calibrated according to concessionary provision on return rides. He said, “This would save a lot of money of the commuters. It would be a fair play for the commuters travelling both ways within stipulated period of time.”
He said that it is a good move but the government should ensure that the device should be installed at toll plazas irrespective of whether it is being operated by private party or contractors.