To minimize the capital borders, South Delhi Municipal Corporation offered to develop radio frequency identification (RFID) lanes to collect toll fees.
The civil agency, which is the intermediary collecting tax authority for the past year, has opened a tender for a consultant assignment. However, any willingness to pull the bid did not succeed. In total, 65 RFID lines require 13 entry points to be covered.
Includes selected monetary points for the project including Ghazipur (main and old), Kalindi Kunj, Kapashera, Kundli, Rajokri, Shahdara Flyover, Tikri, DND Toll bridge, Aya Nagar and Badarpur border.
RFID is a small device that functions like a bar code. When an agent passes through a scanner, he can get information about the vehicle and indicate that he can charge the fee and congestion charge from the wallet.
In October 2015, the Supreme Court took the decision to collect environmental compensation cesse (ECC) from dual and multi-axle commercial vehicles to reduce the number of trucks entering the city. Two months after ECC’s move into the market in November, the number of trucks entering Delhi dropped by 20%. There was a 35% decrease in the amount of particulate matter in the air.
Last year, ECC collected Rs 700 crore which has not came into use.
According to the sources, those money wants to be used to improve the substructure and installation of CCTV cameras.
“We had already tendered it but we could not give it to the private franchisees due to technical problems, we have done the rehearsal and hope that the work will be done at the earliest time,” official said.
The ECC package contains green tax from light and heavy commercial vehicles. The authorities were directed by RS to modernize the charging system by offering an RFID-based system and installing CCTV cameras at 124 points of entry. A fund of Rs 120 crore was required to establish five-year RFID lines.
Officials from the South’s wage tax department said that RFID could be used to end manual payments. “Many chauffeurs complain about being paid for not having the cash money that ECC can afford, and by introducing RFID, taxpayers can easily be collected through e-wallet,” a company official said.