GHAZIABAD: Within the subsequent few days, round 70,000 automobile homeowners utilizing randomly chosen FASTags will obtain textual content messages informing them concerning the distance lined on phases one and two of the Delhi Meerut Expressway. That is a part of a dry run launched by the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Friday, which stated that though the trial has been began to attach the FASTag with the Automated Quantity Plate Reader (ANPR), the messages introduced in The quantity will probably be zero.
For Section 1 – from Akshardham to UP Gate – will probably be began first for about 4 days, whereas for Section 2 – from UP Gate to Dasna – will probably be began over the subsequent 4 days, and run for about 5 days. six days. Officers stated that the freeway authority will check its ANPR system which will probably be put in in part one, part two and part 4 (Dasna to Meerut), although the FASTag check for part 4 won’t be began but.
The third part of DME – Dasna to Hapur – has tolls at Chhijarsi close to Pilkhuwa.
“In phases one, two and 4, we are going to set up a complete of round 100 ANPRs within the type of high-resolution cameras. Through the dry run, Pathak will attempt to be aware down the registration numbers of all 4 wheelers or massive automobiles on the expressway. It’s estimated that round 60,000 automobiles per day ply in Section I, which incorporates round 40,000 automobiles, whereas Section 2 sees round 50,000 automobiles together with round 30,000 automobiles per day,” stated Mudit Garg, undertaking director, NHAI.
Through the dry run, the ANPR, put in on every expressway lane, will learn the quantity plates of the automobiles on the entry and factors.
Three phases one, two and 4 have entry and exit factors at most important plazas at Sarai Kale Khan, Akshardham, Ghazipur, Indirapuram, Dundahera, Dasna, Rasulpur Sikrod, Bhojpur apart from Jainuddinpur and Kashi in Meerut.
Primarily based on the gap traveled, NHAI will cost the passengers on a per kilometer foundation from their FASTag.
“Throughout testing, a message will probably be despatched to the homeowners of automobiles working on these stretches, for instance, ‘Thanks for utilizing the Delhi Meerut Expressway, your transaction has been processed for an quantity. 0.00.’ So, if a automobile proprietor receives this message, they needn’t fear. Receiving the message additionally signifies that the automobile’s FASTag has been efficiently linked with the ANPR. The precise cost of toll will probably be began after a notification,” Garg additional stated.
“It’s seemingly that individuals utilizing automobiles often could get messages each day throughout the dry run interval. As soon as the dry run is profitable, the identical ANPR may even be used to ship fines in case of site visitors violations, resembling rushing and driving within the fallacious path, amongst others,” Garg stated.
Phases two and 4, the 2 underneath building phases, are scheduled to open on March 31, whereas their bodily progress is estimated at 95% and 98%, respectively.
Within the second part, testing will probably be finished at six areas in Delhi and 12 areas in Ghaziabad.
For personal automobiles resembling automobiles, the velocity restrict in Delhi is 80 kmph, whereas it’s 100 kmph on part two and part three (Dasna to Hapur), apart from 120 kmph for the greenfield expressway underneath part 4. Is. Officers stated the velocity restrict of business automobiles, nonetheless, will probably be lowered by 20 kmph underneath the 4 related sections.
Earlier in February, the Ministry of Street Transport and Highways had determined that each one toll plazas on nationwide highways could be declared as “FASTag lanes of payment plazas” from the midnight of February 15/16.
As per the Nationwide Highways Responsibility Guidelines, 2008, any automobile through which the FASTag or automobile with out a legitimate and purposeful FASTag enters the FASTag lane of the payment plaza will probably be charged double the toll on the digital toll plaza.