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NHAI Hosts Global Navigation Satellite System Based Tolling Workshop

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) held a workshop on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) based toll on Thursday, which will help the government to strategize and design the roadmap for the toll system. free flow in the country.

According to an official statement, in the proposed GNSS-based toll system, national highways will be geo-fenced and consist of virtual toll points.

“The objective of the workshop was to solicit comments and suggestions from various industry experts and stakeholders on different aspects of the GNSS-based tolling system.

“The workshop will help strategize and design the future roadmap for a free-flow toll system in India based on GNSS technology,” he said.

Various stakeholders including relevant government departments, ISRO, NIC and industry players such as vehicle manufacturers, AIS-140 On Board Unit (OBU) manufacturers, global GNSS service providers, banks, payment aggregators/gateway service providers, were invited for deliberations. .

According to the statement, each time a vehicle equipped with a GNSS On-Board Unit (OBU) passes through the virtual toll point, information on the distance traveled will be calculated based on multi-constellation satellite signals such as GPS. , etc. and applicable fees will be calculated by the central GNSS software system and the amount will be deducted from the user’s bank account.

Speaking on the occasion, the Secretary of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Giridhar Aramane, said that stakeholder consultation is important to discuss various issues related to the deployment of GNSS-based tolling and to look for suggestions.

”We need to ensure that the toll collection process is transparent. To achieve this goal, we need a technological framework that will allow us to operate in a way that is efficient, economical and acceptable to the various stakeholders,” he said.

NHAI Chairperson Alka Upadhyaya said the workshop is likely to provide the way forward for the deployment of GNSS-based tolling in India.

“This session will help us get input from experts from other parts of the world and help us address various challenges that we may face in planning and deploying GNSS-based tolling across the country,”’ she says.

According to the release, sessions and presentations were held with consultants and industry experts on global best practices for GNSS-based tolling.

Discussions were also held on the findings of the pilot project conducted by NHAI on the Delhi-Mumbai Corridor and various aspects of GNSS architecture, payment settlement process, proposed enforcement measures and legal framework requirements. .

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