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RFID project kickstarted, officially

RFID project kickstarted, officially

 

New Delhi:

The much-awaited RFID project for collecting toll tax was officially inaugurated on Monday. While visiting the newly-operation facility at DND Flyway, lieutenant governor Anil Baijal said that the project will minimise the number of commercial vehicles entering Delhi. EPCA members said that no commercial vehicles without RFID tags will be allowed in Delhi after a month — August 15.

“The project was implemented on the direction of Supreme Court and recommendations of EPCA to check entry of commercial vehicles and reduce congestion and pollution at toll points. It will also ensure that all vehicles pay environment compensation charges,” said Baijal. The system will also help restrict entry of commercial diesel vehicles that are older than 10 years.

EPCA chairperson Bhure Lal said that 23% of the land in Delhi comprises roads. “This is enough to draw a conclusion about the fast increasing number of vehicles day by day. We must contribute reasonably to curb air pollution,” he added.

South corporation mayor Sunita Kangra stated that the system will promote digital payments, which is being encouraged by the Centre.

SDMC and NDMC commissioner Varsha Joshi said that around 85% of traffic enters Delhi through the 13 points where the RFID system has been installed. “The system facilitates secure and faster transfer of revenue from the concessionaire account to the government. The cameras also capture the numberplates, so defaulter vehicles can be identified and prosecuted,” she added.

The RFID project has become functional at toll plazas at Kundli, Rajokri, Tikri, Aya Nagar, Kalindi Kunj, Kapashera, Shahdara (main), Shahdara (flyover), Ghazipur (old), DND Flyway, Badarpur-Faridabad (main) and Badarpur-Faridabad (flyover).