Road users can now check whether a toll plaza is operating legally and how much they should pay at each toll plaza. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has launched a portal and a mobile-based application that will help commuters locate all toll plazas on a stretch and the charges payable for each category of vehicle – car, jeep, truck or bus.
A government official said that the website – www.nhaitis.org – is already functional and information related to 255 toll plazas have been uploaded in the system.
Commuters can also access updated information about concessions available for local and frequent users on any toll plaza so that the toll operators can’t fleece them. They can get details of the facilities available near a toll plaza, contact numbers for emergency services, local police station and nearest hospital.
To make the information accessible while on the move, people can also get all these details simply by sending an SMS. All that they need is to download an application (App) on their android-enabled smart phones. The App will provide details of all toll plazas within 100 km range.