Everyday a lot of commuters face trouble while paying toll or while paying parking fee when they have to stand in long queues for the same. To manage this, soon a new app named mToll developed by ConnectXcite Mobi India Limited will be launched which will allow toll payments to be made via mobile phones or tablets.
The trials for this will be undertaken on the Tumkur-Chitradurga highway stretch in Karnataka and at a parking lot at the Select City Walk mall in Saket, Delhi, by year-end to pay via mobile.
As per ConnectXcite, the company which is developing this app, the pilot for this project will be done in two phases i.e. it will initially be tested with their own vehicles and later it will be moved to vehicles using the toll plaza regularly.
Though tests have already been carried out on their own vehicles and now it will be covering the vehicles nominated by IRB and then selected vehicles using the toll plaza regularly will be included. “It should not take more than two-and-a-half months,” said Pankaj Chaturvedi, country head of ConnectXcite.
The app is expected to be made available by the end of this year and will be available on the Android, iOS and BlackBerry platforms.
How will this work?
To use this service, users just need to download the m-Toll app and fill in their details. The server installed at toll plazas will detect their mobile phones from a distance of about 600 metres of the toll gate and the toll will be deducted automatically.
For making payments, users can top up the payment for toll via their pre-paid phone balance, post-paid phone account, credit cards, net banking and even cash-based scratch cards. The payments made through modes other than the scratch cards will be credited to the respective operators within 24 hours.
In case there is more than one occupant in a vehicle with an m-Toll app in the phone then all the riders will get indication to opt for payment, whoever clicks first will be able to pay the toll and in case no one clicks to pay then the toll amount will be deducted from the oldest registered number.
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