Hyderabad: GMR Hyderabad Airport became the first Airport in India to have a dedicated car parking for FASTag cars. They have also created dedicated lanes for entry and exit of these cars. The initiative will reduce the wait time for passengers and will ensure faster entry and exit from the Airport. The non-FASTag vehicles can use the older lane.

The facility has been started under airports signature programme, ‘Passenger is Prime’ and in collaboration with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

Speaking about the rollout of this initiative, Mr SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL, said, “We are glad to announce the introduction of India’s first FASTag Parking system at Hyderabad International Airport. This new parking system provides for hassle-free and quick movement in the parking zone. It is also aligned with Govt. of India’s efforts for digitalization and cashless transactions. We are thankful to our partner NPCI for its support in implementing this facility. Apart from the regular benefits of FASTag, the system also promotes environmental sustainability viz. fuel-saving, reduction in paper use and pollution.”

FASTag was introduced by the central government, as a part of One Nation One Tag. Through FASTags you need not need to wait in queues for paying a parking fee or toll fee. The money will be automatically deducted from a rechargeable tag, which can be pasted on your car and can be used throughout the country.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter. A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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