According to sources to avoid chaotic scenes at toll plazas after directive to turn toll lanes into FasTag lanes across the country, National Highways Authority of india (NHAI) has decided to deploy marshals at all the plazas across the country to guide vehicles. Meanwhile besides, regional officers of the apex road development agency would personally monitor the congested toll plazas and based on traffic flow decide on marking lanes to cash lane subject to a cap of 25 per cent of the total lanes.
Reportedly with the roll-out of all FasTag lanes plan kicking on sunday, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has also relaxed its previous order which mandated declaration of all the toll lanes into RFID-based FasTag lanes and the move is aimed at minimising inconvenience to general public but is a temporary measure. Furthermore the Ministry has directed the NHAI to do a daily evaluation of the traffic and send a report to the Ministry to take corrective action.
Moreover the Ministry has said in its communication issued "It is clarified that it is a temporary measure to be adopted for 30 days only to facilitate smooth flow of traffic so that no inconvenience is caused to the citizens". Perhaps an NHAI official said that the true picture would emerge on monday only given that sunday is weekly off for most office-goers and commuters. An official said "We would take decisions depending on the situation. The actual traffic flow would be known only on Monday. But in order to ensure that the implementation is smooth, marshals are being deployed. The regional officers would be present tomorrow at congested toll plazas".