New Delhi recently announced it will initiate a program that will distribute smartcards to motorists to pay for tolls. The attempt to use plastic cards for tolls will help these individuals conserve fuel and make long-distance travel easier, according to the Economic Times.
Individuals will be able to purchase these cards at gas stations or banks and add money to them to be used for tolls. The plastic cards will use radio frequency identification technology which will allow motorists to drive through the toll without having to stop or idle, the Times reported.
The cards are also part of the country's plan to improve the nation's highway system, along with plans for ATMs, food and fuel stations every 50 kilometers, the news source asserted.
According to the National Highway Authority of India, there are more than 40,000 miles of national highways in the country. By allowing individuals to use RFID-based plastic cards, users can make an arduous journey slightly less stressful.
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