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No RFID tag? Pay double the toll to enter Delhi post-August 16th!
Starting August 16th, commercial vehicles not carrying RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags will have to shell out double the toll to enter the national capital. The directions were issued by the Supreme Court-appointed panel EPCA (Environmental Pollution (Prevent and Control) Authority). Commercial vehicles entering Delhi from any of the 13 toll-plazas in the city, which do not have the RFID tag, post-August 16th, will have to shell out twice the Environmental Compensation Charge (ECC) along with the municipal toll tax. The fines will gradually increase four and six times for the corresponding second and third week after the set deadline.
The Financial Express
14 August 2019
Proper identification of medicines and medical devices are crucial: Ravi Mathur
Shahid Akhter, editor, ETHealthworld spoke to Ravi Mathur, CEO, GS1 India, to know more about the challenges due to the rising incidence of spurious drugs in the Indian and global markets and the systems in place to curb such practices.
12 August 2019
Barcodes evolution: A simpler tool for verification for businesses, users
Barcodes are everywhere. From making a quick payment to scanning the code to verify a product, we use different iterations of barcodes in our daily lives. Interestingly enough, barcodes as a technology has existed since 1950s. Invented by Norman Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver, the early version of barcode was based on Morse Code. The technology saw a commercial adoption in the US in following decades and quickly gained adoption in other countries.
05 August 2019
India's healthcare needs a tech makeover
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Honda two-wheelers cracks down on counterfeit part suppliers
In conjunction with the police, the Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has conducted four major raids in north and east India in June 2019, seizing spurious goods worth Rs 49 lakh. According to the company, in the past three years, the Honda Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement team has seized approximately 94,000 counterfeit parts worth Rs 2 crore across India.
Auto Car India Report
30 July 2019
Snapdeal bars 8,000 in 8 months over counterfeit products
E-commerce company Snapdeal on Tuesday said that it has removed 8,000 sellers from its platform, in the last eight months, for selling counterfeit products.
The company, in a statement, said that its anti-counterfeiting program “Brand Shield”, which was launched in November 2018, offers a single point of contact for brands to report suspected counterfeit products being sold on the Snapdeal platform.
30 July 2019
Fastags to be mandatory at all toll plazas from December 2019
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has declared that all lanes at all toll plazas on national highways across the country will be dedicated Fastag lanes from 1, December 2019. Additionally, non-Fastag users will be charged double the fees if they use the Fastag lanes.
Car wale.com Report
23 July 2019
FASTags Will Be Compulsory For Every Vehicle In India; Every Toll Plaza Will Be FASTag Enabled
Govt. of India has declared that FASTags, which are Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, will be made mandatory for every vehicle in India. Earlier, it was mandatory for only new vehicles. This means that if your vehicle is not enabled with FASTags, then you won’t be able to cross any toll plaza.
19 July 2019
Govt pushes for E-tolling! FASTags to be made mandatory from December 1
To ensure seamless traffic and prevent congestion at toll plazas, the government Friday said it has decided to declare all lanes at toll fee plaza on national highways as 'FASTag lanes' from December 1.
However, among all lanes, one 'hybrid lane' will be allowed at every toll plaza to facilitate and monitor over-dimensional or oversized vehicles, where FASTag and other modes of payment will be accepted.
Business Today Report
19 July 2019
RFID project kickstarted, officially
The much-awaited RFID project for collecting toll tax was officially inaugurated on Monday. While visiting the newly-operation facility at DND Flyway, lieutenant governor Anil Baijal said that the project will minimise the number of commercial vehicles entering Delhi.
The Times of India
16 July 2019