The National Transportation Research Centre (NTRC) has proposed that a method for parking money deposited by commuters in the M-Tag account be established so that the operator cannot profit from the un-utilized funds.
Official sources told Propakistani exclusively that the Chief NTRC remarked in a meeting of the National Highway Authority Executive Board that the current concessionaire on M-2 and M-9 never submitted e-tolling data with the NHA (NHA). As a result, future contracts may include this clause. He also suggested that a mechanism for parked money deposited by commuters in the M-Tag account be established so that the operator cannot profit from an amount that is not used.
In the Best Interest of the Public, he conceptually agreed to the notion of converting to Real-Time M-Tag Based Tolling from Manual Toll Collection on Motorways.
According to sources, the Board deliberated on contractors’ requests for contract termination at the employer’s convenience due to an unusual price spike.
The NHA Executive Board directed that all relevant NHA officers utilise their powers in accordance with current NHA rules and contract provisions. Officials were also told to speed up the procurement process for approved Annual Maintenance Programs (AMPs) for the fiscal years 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21, and to finish by December 2022.