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Nitin Gadkari for e-governance, praises FASTag plans

07:07 AM Dec 23, 2019 |

Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said information technology (IT) and e-governance were bringing transparency and facilitating good governance.

He was speaking at the valedictory session of a two- day regional conference on 'Improving Public Service Delivery Role of Governments' at Nagpur.

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"My (Road Transport and Highways) department has started FASTag system for toll collection. This has been implemented upto 51-52 percent till date, and will be done completely by next month.

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Earlier, our toll collection was Rs 68 crore per day. After implementing the FASTag system, it has gone up to Rs 81 crore per day," he said.

"I am hoping to increase it by Rs 25 crore per day, and our income will increase by Rs 10000-11000 crore compared tolast year. A small step towards e-governance has led to this increase in income," said Gadkari.

He said positive and development orientated approach, transparency, corruption-free system, fast track decision making process and social and national commitment will lead to good governance. The minister said performance audit should be carried out of bureaucrats periodically.

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