National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has begun the process of emphasising on the use of RFID for Electronic Toll Collections at the National Highways by inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) from interested stakeholders. It seems serious to take the issue forward soon as it has been updating its website on every development on the issue.
NHAI had invited EOI on the 4th of June 2012 and held an Open House of 30 companies that had expressed interest in the implementation of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) on National Highways, TrafficInfraTech has learnt. After the Open House, it received many enquiries from the stakeholders which were clarified and published on its website.
The initial plan to receive the Expression of Interest was July 20 but on the request of the stakeholders, it was postponed to August 9 as many wanted to explore international partnership for their projects. Latest news is that on further request of a few stakeholders, this date has been further postponed to September 10.