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Old 4th May 2006, 15:57   #16
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2. People will cheat the system: So waddaya say, eh? lets not have it? Great! People dont pay income tax also!! Lets get rid of that as well!! *though i will be happy if someone does that!!*
Point here is current toll system is working.
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Point here is current toll system is working.
The one of manual collection? For how long will it work? Going by the way in which traffic is increasing, very soon the toll booths will become major bottlenecks. Then people will accuse the government of lacking in foresight (which it probably is)

By the way, there is another system of toll collection in New Hampshire. U can get a roll of coins, not the regular currency but one coin would represent a quarter. And the toll booths have this basket in which if u throw these coins, the toll gates open automatically. You can throw in normal 50 cent coins as well. Not very workable here though.

Still, the prepaid card thing for DND flyover is a step in the right direction.

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Looks like the future is at our doorsteps already!
NHAI okays NID's zippier toll plazas
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Old 6th May 2006, 21:15   #19
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i personally know the traffic research head at IITD. me and some of my friends had proposed rush hour toll and automatic toll for vehicles entering the city.
the lady cited various reasons why they are vary of implementing the same. the major issue is of ethics. Indians being logically sharp, always find out turn arounds for any technology. And too stringent policies will not come out in the sun because of political hinderences.

she wasnt satisfied with the ways we devised to prevent bypass around the new system. and the issue obviously went down the dump.
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Old 6th May 2006, 22:22   #20
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Forget about the cameras, the whole gantry will be stolen. (There are many places where the railway tracks - especially the narrow gauge ones have been stolen, HT power cable carrying thousand of volts have been stolen)

And, there are cases where guys have opend up bypass, they divert the traffic through their farms and charge very little compared to attended ones. At other points, people will themselve start off-roadin for small distance.

And the way our system works, what is the guarantee that the system failure will be restored immediately. Till then people will travel freely. But if you have gates, then think about the traffic jams.

If goverment and people attitude changes, then it can definetly be implemented.
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the Canadian toll collection system might be difficult to implement in India in current times, however, an alternative system might be more practical.

the E-ZPass toll collection system has been implemented on the East Coast of USA in the recent past.

a tag is attached to your car. this tag is linked either to your bank account or credit card, depending on your preference.
every time your car passes through an E-ZPass toll lane, the required toll amount is automatically deducted from your bank account or charged to your credit card.

many of the E-ZPass toll lanes have bars across them which raise only when a valid tag is detected - which prevents violators from racing through.

on un-barred lanes there is the usual camera which captures the number plate of the vehicle and a ticket is mailed out - this part will be difficult to implement in India.

more details can be found here - About E-ZPass FAQs.

this system was initially introduced only in New York and New Jersey but now has spread to Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia & West Virginia and trust me, it makes life a whole lot easier for regular travellers....

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Forget E collection and the latest technology - if some one could just keep clear the lanes meant for PASS HOLDERS at the toll booths it would be a very small step towards decongestion at the Toll Booth.
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Forget E collection and the latest technology - if some one could just keep clear the lanes meant for PASS HOLDERS at the toll booths it would be a very small step towards decongestion at the Toll Booth.
true indeed!


p.s: what is your signature supposed to mean?@ normally_crazy
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What to do if people attach a paper/towel on their number plates before entering the camera zone?
To prevent such misuse, you need to employ police personnel.
If you employ people anyway, why not they can't collect the toll at the beginning?
It can only work if the 99% drivers are educated enough. In India, sadly, it is not the case.
Also, mannual labour is cheap in India. So, we will continue to see manned toll booths.
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Mod Note - Please use following thread to discuss new E-Toll system launched by Government.

Government launches 'FASTag' - Electronic Toll Collection

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