Hyderabad: RGIA airport parking in the city goes fully contactless for its passengers and visitors. This service will help passengers with safe hassle-free travel.

The automated system will entail a customer buying the national electronic toll collection(NETC) FASTag, which is linked to a prepaid account of the customer. The tag employs Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology and needs to be affixed on the vehicle’s windscreen after the tag account is active. The RFID Tag is mapped with National Payments Corporation of India(NPCI) by the issuer banks.

The subscriber of this system can use the parking without any manual intervention, such as waiting for a parking receipt at the entry or making cash/credit card payment at the exit. There is no additional cost to customers with respect to the parking fee. One has to just purchase a one time tag that does away with the wait time at entry and exit.

The airport has scaled up its NETC FASTag car parking in collaboration with NPCI. The airport has integrated with NETC FASTag Issuer banks and will go live with other issuer banks in the next few weeks.

The airport was already offering contactless boarding experience for safe travels after the lockdown. With the increase in the cases of COVID and fear of getting contact with viruses, passengers are very skeptical about traveling. This contactless toll transaction will help the passenger with high standards of security and service.

“We have tested first with ICICI Bank and now opening up to all the balance issuers. With this, customers holding any bank NETC FASTag could zip through the airport car parking with zero-contact transactions having full control over their safe travels. While the traditional mode of transaction with digital payment over-the-counter option will also be available, “said Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited.

“By venturing into the safe and contactless car park mechanism, customers would get rid of producing cash at the exit and long queues. In the COVID prevalent situation of current times, this will offer safety in making digital payments as well,” said Praveena Rai, COO, NPCI.

Abdul Rafeeq

Abdul Rafeeq is a media student who is currently interning with NewsMeter. He has worked as a copywriter with Artrix Technologies in the past.

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