The state government is planning to start the use of FASTag on eight more state highways soon. Earlier, FASTag was launched on a pilot basis at toll plazas on two state highways — Jaipur-Bhilwara highway and Sikar-Jhunjhunu-Luharu road.
The eight highways — where toll plazas are operated by Rajasthan State Road Development & Construction Corporation (RSRDC) — are: Hanumangarh-Suratgarh road, Dungargarh-Sardarsahar-Rajgarh road, Nasirabad-Kekri-Deoli road, Dabok-Mavli-Kapasan road, Jahajpur-Mandalgarh road, Alwar-Behror-Narnol road, Marna-Raas road and Jodhpur-Osian-Falaudi road.
Meanwhile, PWD minister Bhajan Lal Jatav on Monday inaugurated a 100 KW rooftop solar plant at RSRDC headquarters. The plant was set up at a cost of Rs 50 lakh, a press statement issued by the minister’s office said. A digital display board, installed at the main gate of RSRDC headquarters, was also inaugurated by the minister. It will help in publicity of all the RSRDC projects. The minister also inaugurated the electronic toll collection system (FASTag) on two state highways — Jaipur-Bhilwara highway and Sikar-Jhunjhunu-Luharu road — under National Electronic Toll Collection.
Apart from these, an NABL-accredited quality control laboratory was also inaugurated by the minister at the RSRDC headquarters.