Our ability to bid appropriately for our projects depends significantly on the assessment of the
future traffic patterns and the amount of toll to be collected. We use advanced Infrared-based
predictive analysis tools for traffic analysis, which, in turn, help in revenue projections for
bidding. We are in the business of toll collection in cash. Hence it becomes imperative to have
control systems in place to monitor leakages. We have more than 850 cameras booths installed for
all our projects across India to ensure smooth operations. We have set up a centralized control
room at our Airoli office that consolidates cameras at all our toll plazas to enable 24x7
video-based monitoring of the toll operations.In 2002, we commissioned an automatic vehicle
tracking and counting mechanism to strengthen throughput forecasting and minimize leakages,
one of the first such instances in India.Payments at the toll plazas, both electronic as well
as cash payment, are processed through a semi-automated or a fully-automated toll collection
system, depending on the complexity of the project and the infrastructure provided by the Authority.
Both these systems collect and store traffic and payment data, reducing the need for manual operations.
A fully automated system includes equipment like vehicle counting classifier, vehicle audit system,
communication channels and traffic control equipment to name a few. We also use weigh-in-motion
technology for projects where weight-based toll collection is mandated. Our weight basedtolling
systems are integrated with the fully automatic toll collection system for enhanced revenue controls.
MEP’s strategic investments in cutting edge technology has helped graduate India’s toll collection
experience to international standards. It was instrumental in implementing the leading edge RFID
technology based electronic tolling in 2012 in the form of ETC tags at the Rajiv Gandhi sea link
and the five Mumbai Entry Points, the first of its kind in the commercial capital of India.
Currently, the company has more than 1,25,881 ETC tag users.These RFID tags are affixed on a
vehicle’s windshield and can hold prepaid balances starting from Rs.100 to Rs.1 lakh, empowering
vehicles to move almost non-stop through toll plazas. In a step ahead, enabling customer’s
convenience, we have partnered with Citrus, Paytm & Reliance JIO for online recharge of ETC
tags across the Rajiv Gandhi Sea link and the five Mumbai Entry Points. The ETC tag, which can be
recharged anytime anywhere, are available for Value-based, Monthly Pass and Journey based travel.
These ETC tags also help reduce cash management and hence improve transparency in transactions.
We have more than 1.25 Lakhs ETC tag users as on March 31, 2017. In 2015, we embarked on a strategic
decision to invest in cutting-edge applications that would graduate the country’s toll collection
experience to the international standard. What proved to be the game-changer is that we didn’t just
commission this service for captive use; we made a merchant application of this competence and, in
doing so, emerged as a technical service provider to 50 toll plazas out of the 100 public-funded
projects in India. This work was awarded by Indian Highway Management Company Ltd (NHAI initiative)
to MEP consortium and this engagement will generate Rs.150 cr in contract value across five years,
making our technology investment more than pay for itself.