New Delhi: Indian Highways Management Company Ltd (IMHCL) on Monday entered into agreements with leading oil marketing companies for selling FASTags, or radio-frequency identification tags used to pay toll automatically on national highways, available at petrol pumps across the country.
This will help expand the FASTag programme's distribution network which is presently active at selected bank branches, an official statement said.
The tags available at petrol pumps are bank-neutral and can be linked to customers' choice of bank accounts.
"This not only provides flexibility and convenience to the FASTag users, but is also user friendly as there will be no requirement of fulfilling KYC obligations," the statement said.
Two mobile apps were also launched to enable real-time recharge of any FASTag through UPI and linking them with customer's bank account.
Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said the FASTags may also work for purchasing fuel at petrol pumps in future.
He said the automobile sector had gained a lot from the leaps in the road sector with e-tolls enabling travelers to sail through toll plazas. He urged all state governments to implement it at their plazas as well.
The Minister said that under the National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) programme, it was proposed to bring all state and city toll plazas under one umbrella.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan called upon the road and petroleum sector to join hands for a synergized future of alternative fuels. He said both can gain business on new stretches of national highways in view of a large volume of vehicles adding up every year in the country.
He said his ministry is working to bring 400 districts of the country in the city gas network within the coming two years and there was need to popularise the use of CNG and LNG in transport sector, which is 20-40 per cent cheaper than conventional fuel.
"These measures will eventually help NHAI cater to its commitment of providing a safe, smooth and seamless journey to commuters on national highways," he said.
|State Capitals (Applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 08-01-2019)||Petrol Current Price(Per Lt)||Petrol Previous Price(Per Lt)||Change(Rs)|
|Petrol price in Delhi||Rs.68.50||Rs.68.50||0.00|
|Petrol price in Kolkata||Rs.70.64||Rs.70.64||0.00|
|Petrol price in Mumbai||Rs.74.16||Rs.74.16||0.00|
|Petrol price in Chennai||Rs.71.08||Rs.71.07||0.01|
|Petrol price in Faridabad||Rs.70.00||Rs.70.03||-0.03|
|Petrol price in Gurgaon||Rs.69.82||Rs.69.72||0.10|
|Petrol price in Noida||Rs.68.77||Rs.68.85||-0.08|
|Petrol price in Ghaziabad||Rs.68.66||Rs.68.52||0.14|
|Petrol price in Agartala||Rs.68.50||Rs.68.53||-0.03|
|Petrol price in Aizwal||Rs.65.61||Rs.65.13||0.48|
|Petrol price in Ambala||Rs.69.45||Rs.69.48||-0.03|
|Petrol price in Bangalore||Rs.70.74||Rs.70.74||0.00|
|Petrol price in Bhopal||Rs.71.52||Rs.71.35||0.17|
|Petrol price in Bhubhaneswar||Rs.67.40||Rs.67.52||-0.12|
|Petrol price in Chandigarh||Rs.64.79||Rs.64.79||0.00|
|Petrol price in Dehradun||Rs.69.09||Rs.69.08||0.01|
|Petrol price in Gandhinagar||Rs.66.37||Rs.66.29||0.08|
|Petrol price in Gangtok||Rs.71.90||Rs.71.90||0.00|
|Petrol price in Guwahati||Rs.67.96||Rs.67.98||-0.02|
|Petrol price in Hyderabad||Rs.72.67||Rs.72.67||0.00|
|Petrol price in Imphal||Rs.64.85||Rs.64.85||0.00|
|Petrol price in Itanagar||Rs.62.57||Rs.62.57||0.00|
|Petrol price in Jaipur||Rs.68.96||Rs.68.96||0.00|
|Petrol price in Jammu||Rs.70.03||Rs.70.10||-0.07|
|Petrol price in Jalandhar||Rs.73.46||Rs.73.50||-0.04|
|Petrol price in Kohima||Rs.67.17||Rs.67.17||0.00|
|Petrol price in Lucknow||Rs.68.96||Rs.68.96||0.00|
|Petrol price in Panjim||Rs.61.26||Rs.61.07||0.19|
|Petrol price in Patna||Rs.72.72||Rs.72.67||0.05|
|Petrol price in Port Blair||Rs.59.35||Rs.59.35||0.00|
|Petrol price in Raipur||Rs.66.96||Rs.67.11||-0.15|
|Petrol price in Ranchi||Rs.67.74||Rs.67.92||-0.18|
|Petrol price in Shillong||Rs.65.99||Rs.65.80||0.19|
|Petrol price in Shimla||Rs.67.62||Rs.67.87||-0.25|
|Petrol price in Srinagar||Rs.73.06||Rs.73.06||0.00|
|Petrol price in Trivandrum||Rs.71.68||Rs.71.68||0.00|
|Petrol price in Silvassa||Rs.66.85||Rs.67.01||-0.16|
|Petrol price in Daman||Rs.66.92||Rs.66.92||0.00|
|Petrol price in Pondicherry||Rs.67.86||Rs.67.77||0.09|
|Petrol price in New Delhi||Rs.68.50||Rs.68.29||0.21|
|Petrol price in Kolkata||Rs.70.64||Rs.70.43||0.21|
|Petrol price in Mumbai||Rs.74.16||Rs.73.95||0.21|
|Petrol price in Chennai||Rs.71.07||Rs.70.85||0.22|
|Petrol price in Gurgaon||Rs.69.72||Rs.69.56||0.16|
|Petrol price in Noida||Rs.68.85||Rs.68.52||0.33|
|Petrol price in Bangalore||Rs.70.74||Rs.70.53||0.21|
|Petrol price in Bhubaneswar||Rs.67.52||Rs.67.32||0.20|
|Petrol price in Chandigarh||Rs.64.79||Rs.64.59||0.20|
|Petrol price in Hyderabad||Rs.72.67||Rs.72.44||0.23|
|Petrol price in Jaipur||Rs.68.96||Rs.69.15||-0.19|
|Petrol price in Lucknow||Rs.68.71||Rs.68.44||0.27|
|Petrol price in Patna||Rs.72.67||Rs.72.68||-0.01|
|Petrol price in Trivandrum||Rs.71.68||Rs.71.47||0.21|