NHAI awards 178 projects for RFID smart tag on highways
New Delhi, 28 November 2011
The Government has a proposal to introduce Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Smart Tag on certain highways in the country National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has adopted Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode as the preferred mode of delivery. Two variants of PPP model i.e. Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) (Toll) and BOT (Annuity) have been adopted. So far 149 projects of length 13791.25 km have been awarded on BOT (Toll) and 29 projects of total length 3311.42 km have been awarded on BOT (Annuity).
It is proposed to extend the scheme to other parts of the country also. The Electronic Toll Collection scheme shall be implemented on all India basis.
It is also proposed to build toll roads on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model in various parts of the country. The specification for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) transceivers, RFID Tag & Data Exchange format between Toll Plaza server and the Central Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) System for implementation of national wide interoperable ETC system based on RFID technology on National Highways has been finalized. RFID will be based on EPC Gen-2, ISO 18000-6C standards for Electronic Toll Collection on National Highways in India.
This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Jitin Prasada in a written reply in Lok Sabha today
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