(RFIDWorld.ca) Using only a single radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, you could be zooming through all toll routes on the Delhi-Mumbai stretch, by the end of this year. This means that traffic jams will be reduced drastically as the system is put into place. Travel time between the two metro cities will be cut short, potentially resulting in happy commuters as they reach home after business hours.
The tag will cost very little, priced at only Rs100 a piece, which is much cheaper than the ones that are being used on other toll routes in other countries. The system should be completely put into place by 2013, and from there on is predicted to run smoothly. Since majority of vehicles use the cash line in the current toll system on Delhi-Mumbai roads there are drastic traffic jams which will be reduced once every car has a single RFID tag that can automatically detect that the car has passed through the toll plaza without having to stop.
Since the RFID system has been finalized and is set to be released before the end of the year, senior highway ministry officials, NIC members, and the Unique identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman, Nandan Nilekani are in the midst of serious talks about what next steps are to be taken to make the product available to the public as soon as possible.