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Road-tracking criminals

Narendra Modi's demonetisation of 2016 was a flop mainly because it allowed too many escape routes

S Murlidharan 

S Murlidharan

A fortuitous and serendipitous spinoff of fastag, which the Modi government is introducing and hard-selling for electronic payment of toll on national highways, could facilitate nabbing criminals.

And this spinoff could have a heightened impact if all the states follow suit and join in the national effort to make all the highways — national as well as state — a pleasure to drive on for normal people and a no-no for criminals. Of course this is an incidental benefit of fastag, with saving precious fuel thanks to less idling of engines on toll booths, saving time for ...

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First Published: Sat, December 21 2019. 00:40 IST
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