First RFID Toll Gate In India: Authorities Still Need To Learn To Leverage On Technology !

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I just learned that Indian is going to get the first Toll Gate equipped with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology where passers won’t have to stop to pay the toll charges. The hi-tech toll gate is going to be inaugurated on 19th April at Chandimandir near Punchkula in Haryana near Delhi-Haryana Highway.

Generally, under such arrangements, each vehicle (especially three, four and six wheelers) will get a pre-printed stickers to paste at top of their front wind shield. The RFID equipped toll gates will instantly scan each sticker while vehicle pass under that and deduct the fixed charges from the available balance which each vehicle owner need to maintain.

So, What’s The Glitch?

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The concept is actually originated from Europe where the count of two wheelers is almost negligible unlike India. Besides, think about a situation when you already have a laundry list of tasks for each Saturday prepared well in advance and there is an additional task to run to recharge your RFID Vehicle tag account. Is it really that easy to budget any additional task on today’s fast moving world ?

What Indian Authorities Have Missed ?

In countries which are effectively using the RFID tags for Toll collection; the system is derived into convenience rather than an additional activity. In countries like UAE, England and Korea, each tag is linked with either your mobile phone or credit card account and avoids maintenance of an additional depository.

Besides, the mobile number of vehicle owner is also being link with RFID tag which would notify the owner for each transaction and location. This could be very helpful in Indian scenario in case of any vehicle theft.

The overall objective of any technology implementation is to make things easier for people, rather than complicating. And, with current RFID implementation for Toll Gates, I see everything but benefit. The situation is worse for frequent travelers; either they need to maintain handsome amount of balance in their Toll payment account or they need to run pillar to post to recharge in every 2-3 days.

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I would like to conclude with an old thought which someone told me once “Incomplete information is much more dangerous than innocence”. Time for Government authorities to pay attention !

2 COMMENTS

  1. in india they lack in infrastructure for implementing and using 
    RFID as the western country use them

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