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View Poll Results: Is the introduction of the Electronic Toll Collection a useful idea?
Yes, sounds like a very promising idea. 27 87.10%
No, it will only add to other problems and complexities. 2 6.45%
Maybe, but better ideas can be implemented. (Please post your ideas in this thread) 2 6.45%
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Old 3rd May 2016, 10:39   #16
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Renewed my monthly toll pass for the month of May 2016 for the Eastern Express highway (Mulund) only through the online option provided by MEP Infrastructure. Paid by credit card, convenience fee of Rs 12 was charged over and above the monthly toll charges of Rs 1165/-. Payment process was smooth and received an SMS confirming the payment of charges and renewal of the toll.

All in all a satisfactory experience.
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Renewed my monthly toll pass for the month of May 2016 for the Eastern Express highway (Mulund) only through the online option provided by MEP Infrastructure.
Great Girish!!

I still preferred the old card type system as the Fast Tag/ETC due to the long queues.It is somehow chaotic in most cases considering that only one dedicated line has been allocated for ETC.
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Great Girish!!

I still preferred the old card type system as the Fast Tag/ETC due to the long queues.It is somehow chaotic in most cases considering that only one dedicated line has been allocated for ETC.
I have both -the card as well as the RFID tag. I look opportunistically to choose the lanes, if the ETC tag lane is crowded, I use the card lane and vice versa.

My only grouse is 50% of the time, the RFID tags do not work or rather vehicles do not allow them to work. I have seen vehicles rushing toward the barrier in the ETC lane not giving enough time for the camera to scan the RFID tag and then others follow too confusing the RFID tag reader. This forces the operators to manually scan the tags which takes lot of time.
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Don't know if any one saw this new article in TOI.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/53360687.cms

The state government is planning of waiving off the toll for the cars.

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LMVs are to be exempt from payment of toll at the five entry points of Mumbai. The five entry points are Eastern Express Highway, LBS road, Airoli, Vashi and Dahisar
This has been an year old story when the government in its drive to fulfill its poll promise of making the state toll free abolished the tolls on the roads operated by MSRDC and PWD. But then had a to pay a heavy price for compensating the toll operator. Even in the present announcement, the price is going to be steep, to be precisely in the tune of Rs 2500 cr. This is coming at a time when the Maharashtra state has the highest debt in the country.

This is a good news of the commuters who otherwise used to tear their hairs in frustration when passing through the tolls. Hopefully the additional modifications done to the lanes would also be removed which is another major bottle neck in the name of decongesting.
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Although the ETC recharge option via online has been a great boon for the regular monthly toll payers like me, whats frustrating is the rewards of doing so is not that great. The ETC tag lane on the Mulund toll in the mornings and evening is only one lane and there is a huge backlog which happens invariably every day. Either some vehicle which is non ETC tagged has entered in the lane or someone with an expired tag. This delays the traffic movement and make the online recharge of the tag a total waste. By that standards the one's paying money in cash are far more lucky to keep moving due to availability of 7-8 lanes.

I have written numerous times to MEPL and MSRDC but have not even got a response. Is there any other means of escalating this daily issue?
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Where can I get the card? how is it recharged?

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