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Old 17th March 2016, 10:17   #166
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Got the Fastag within a week from Mr. Nagesh, ICICI Bommanahalli, BLR. He helped in fixing it on the windscreen. After fitting, i straightaway went to my home town near Salem. Disappointing to see none of the NH7 tolls have Fastag enabled. They have all the boards, even garlands for those Fastag boards. But it is not yet working. May be they are intentionally delaying it.

Only place where i could try is the Electronic City toll and it worked without any issue. Like most of the folks here said, Fastag system in Attibele is not working. But they let you go through that dedicated lane and You wont be charged for it

I have also submitted all the documents and called Mr. Nagesh. He informed that my application is processed and i would get an sms with my fastag customer id. But i havent received anything yet. Did you get it? If so, how long did it take?
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Did you get it? If so, how long did it take?
I got the sms on second day evening. My ICICI cheque got encashed on the very same day of submitting my application.
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I have sent my docs to Mr. Nagesh on 11th and still waiting. Got an SMS saying my account activated with the appl. ref no. Did not get any customer id or so.
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Latest news on this
Electronic tolling across 300 national highways from April 1

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...cle8370553.ece

Hopefully it will start working in tolls where infra is ready and not operational
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Old 19th March 2016, 08:27   #170
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Latest news on this
Electronic tolling across 300 national highways from April 1

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...cle8370553.ece

Hopefully it will start working in tolls where infra is ready and not operational
The article doesn't explain how it works. Is it prepaid, like cell phone sim cards? Can we top up and use it like the public transport cards we buy abroad for daily commuting
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Old 19th March 2016, 21:27   #171
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The article doesn't explain how it works. Is it prepaid, like cell phone sim cards? Can we top up and use it like the public transport cards we buy abroad for daily commuting
Yes. You can read through these pages which contains all the info. http://www.icicibank.com/Personal-Ba...tag/index.page
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After buying the tag went out on a first trip to Trichy last week. It's disappointing to note that none of the toll plaza has this enabled. In fact - they don't even let you in the fast tag lane to check if the tag works or not - saying it is only for monthly pass holders. I did a double check in this link (http://www.icicibank.com/Personal-Ba...page?#toptitle) and ICICI bank says all the toll plaza in this road are active.

I did top up with 1000 rupees before starting - looks like it's going to earn free interest to ICICI, because I can never use it anywhere.

Shame. I am going to call Nagesh & his manager and ask for a explanation of this wrong communication in their website.

I would highly recommend people to hold-on to purchasing this tag - until you get a confirmation that those lanes are active with FastTag.
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Shame. I am going to call Nagesh & his manager and ask for a explanation of this wrong communication in their website.
Along with that I feel it is better to inform NHAI also of this problem. Because ICICI is just a service enabler. They can't ensure/enforce that all toll booths accept RFID. That responsibility is of the NHAI which is implementing the Fastag system.

A letter/complaint to NHAI that the specific toll plazas on the road you took are not allowing Fastag, may bring in better results. Honestly I feel, the toll booth operators/road contractors are not very happy to enable Fastag (due to ulterior motives).
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Along with that I feel it is better to inform NHAI also of this problem. Because ICICI is just a service enabler. They can't ensure/enforce that all toll booths accept RFID. That responsibility is of the NHAI which is implementing the Fastag system.

A letter/complaint to NHAI that the specific toll plazas on the road you took are not allowing Fastag, may bring in better results. Honestly I feel, the toll booth operators/road contractors are not very happy to enable Fastag (due to ulterior motives).
Indeed - I have written to the grievance team in NHAI as per the detailed provided in their website; http://www.nhai.org/Grievance.asp

Let's see if that works.

I have also spoken to Avinash Jangra (+917899747387, avinash.jangra@icici.com) and as per him all the toll plaza's listed in their website is indeed active and he can see vehicles using Fastag in these toll plaza's. I asked him to come with for a field visit and see it by himself. Post that, he mentioned - he would speak to his team and let me know by tomorrow on what can be done, in this case.

I would urge everyone who have bought these tags and are unable to use it in any tolls - pls. do speak/ write to ICICI and also to NHAI. This will ensure that people won't take it lightly.
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I would urge everyone who have bought these tags and are unable to use it in any tolls - pls. do speak/ write to ICICI and also to NHAI. This will ensure that people won't take it lightly.
Wrote to ICICI but email is not getting delivered.
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Wrote to ICICI but email is not getting delivered.
I think work is in progress to make the tolls ready for ETC. lots of articles in the papers mentioning that 300 tolls booth will be under ETC by April 1st.
http://m.thehindubusinessline.com/ec...cle8377777.ece
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Wrote to ICICI but email is not getting delivered.
Not sure. I spoke to him and not written a email. May be you could try calling him.

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I think work is in progress to make the tolls ready for ETC. lots of articles in the papers mentioning that 300 tolls booth will be under ETC by April 1st.
http://m.thehindubusinessline.com/ec...cle8377777.ece
Does that mean - whatever is mentioned in ICICI's website (http://www.icicibank.com/Personal-Ba...ll-plazas.page) & the news article (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/15072...gh-toll-plazas) is incorrect?
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Tweet to union transport minister Nitin Gadkari as well apart from writing to NHAI I am sure that will have positive impact.
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Not sure. I spoke to him and not written a email. May be you could try calling him.



Does that mean - whatever is mentioned in ICICI's website (http://www.icicibank.com/Personal-Ba...ll-plazas.page) & the news article (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/15072...gh-toll-plazas) is incorrect?
Yes it's incorrect. Only a handful of tolls are active. You may go back a few pages and read about the experiences from other users. Bangalore-Chennai route has a few active tolls, while Bangalore-Salem and beyond has just one.
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AFAIK, the Fastag system does not work in Krishnagiri. Works on all other toll plazas between Madras & Bangalore.

Also, I saw that the Fastag lane was reserved (basically blocked; only opened when the guy there sees you have an RFID tag) for Fastag vehicles or vehicles with a two-way toll receipt. I can live with that.
This is at Chennasamudram toll(Bangalore - Chennai ), again the Fastag lane opened for all vehicles. Maybe they are doing occasionally, but not a good idea at all.
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