Benefits under FASTag mechanism for commuters within 20-km radius: Govt

FEB 18: The government Wednesday said that the commuters living within a radius of 20 kilometers of the NH44 toll plaza would get all benefits under the FASTag mechanism.

“The exception clause will be abided with and commuters falling within the radius of 20 km will be given the relaxation. The mechanism will be carved out for the same,” Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama Raghav Lankar said.

He visited Kai-Chachkoot Toll Plaza near Awantipora on Wednesday and assessed the problems faced by the commuters.

The commuters around the toll plaza had been complaining that the management had abolished the monthly pass altogether and that they were made to pay the cost of the two-way toll (Rs 180).

The majority, unaware of the new rule had not fitted their vehicles with the tag leading to chaos and traffic jam at the plaza.