As advised by the tollfree complaint cell, he filed a complaint in the whatsapp number.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is all set to implement FASTag at its tollgate in Alipiri, the entry point to Tirumala, from Tuesday.
The Centre made the submission in an affidavit filed in the High Court last week in response to a PIL challenging its decision to make FASTag mandatory for all vehicles at toll plazas on NHs.
While the collection of toll is allowed despite the provisional completion certificate, it indicates many deficiencies, the counsel added.
While FASTag is mandatory to commute on national highways, vehicle users are still paying cash to use NICE Road.
The petitioner has sought direction from the government to continue the provision of a cash counter facility for ordinary people at all the toll plazas.
The petitioner, a retired civil servant, Rajesh Kumar, had filed the petition in the Supreme Court and challenged the making of FASTags mandatory for all motor vehicles.
Government buses will have a hard time with the electronic toll collection system coming into force on Tuesday as it allows only 50 trips monthly through a toll gate.
Compliance rises to 88-94%; over 4,000 pay double toll penalty
If the vehicles with the tags have no balance left on their FASTag accounts, the toll amount will be debited once the tags are recharged.
The ministry had mandated fitment of FASTag in M&N categories of motor vehicles with effect from January 1, 2021.
Making the tags compulsory would also help in ensuring that vehicles pass seamlessly through the toll plazas, as the fee payment would be done electronically.
When the mandatory FASTags come into effect, members of the Puducherry assembly will find it difficult to travel through Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala to reach the outlying regions, he said.
'Toll collection through FASTag in December increased significantly by over Rs 201 crore to Rs 2,303.79 crore, as against Rs. 2,102 crores in November 2020,' the NHAI said.
The digital mode of transaction was introduced so that there will be no waiting for vehicles at the toll plazas.