JAIPUR: The state’s Public Works Department (PWD) plans to implement FASTag on state highways, as announced in the state Budget 2023-24, by September-October this year.
The state government will float tenders this month and the work orders will be issued in June, said principal secretary, PWD, Vaibhav Galriya. During a review meeting of the department, he directed the officials to complete the work in time to facilitate toll collections through FASTag on state highways.
Galriya said PWD, RSRDC and RIDCO should ensure time-bound completion of work in mutual coordination. An agreement was signed between Public Works Department and Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL) on March 16 to bring the state’s highways under FASTag. There are 23 empanelled companies under IHMCL.
“Multiple packages will be offered to these companies for completion of work after bidding,” said Galriya.
The state government has approved Rs 3,525 crore for more than 5,000 road development works in the state. Apart from this, the government approved a financial provision of Rs 79 crore for the development of 11 roads covering a length of 63.88 km. According to an official statement, these works include approval of Rs 1,870 crore for the construction work of non-patchable/missing link roads in each assembly constituency at a cost of Rs 10 crore.