Almost four months after it was inaugurated, the Bandra-Worli Sea Link may finally see vehicles with on-board units zooming through the toll naka. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation will be handing over these electronic chips, which are to be stuck inside the vehicles – enabling a non-stop journey on the sea link. Within the next two days as many as 5,000 On Board Units will be delivered toll contractor of the Bandra Worli Sea Link by the MSRDC. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation will be handing over these electronic chips, which are to be stuck inside the vehicles – enabling a non-stop journey on the sea link. The MSRDC is planning to market the units through handouts and other measures. Though the price structure is to be finalized, the corporation is planning to sell it at the rate it was bought from the manufacturer. The OBUs will initially be sold for about Rs1,300. The units have been provided by Efkon India Pvt ltd — the company which has also installed close circuit cameras, meteorological censors as well as road censors on the sea link. However, according to sources MSRDC, the sale of OBUs was delayed because the software has been installed only at the Bandra entry point. The delay is due to payment issues between the contractor and the company which is fixing the software. However, the MSRDC is confident to of getting this resolved in the coming week. Bureau report – NMTV News.
April 27, 2009
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