SVPIA launches FASTag Car Park at Terminal 2
To facilitate quick movement, SVPIA has designated one lane at entry and one lane at the exit for passengers using the FASTag option
Ahmedabad : Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad (SVPIA), scales up its parking facility with a FASTag solution, starting May 23, 2023. SVPIA is introducing this upgradation to its parking system for all passengers, greeters who come to see their families off, and people coming down to the airport for meetings and parking their vehicles at Terminal 2. FASTag is an electronic toll collection system in India. It is an addition to SVPIA’s best-in-class technology that benefits passengers & enhances their travel experience.
Since its inception, SVPIA has always focused on building its technology infrastructure. To facilitate quick movement, SVPIA has designated one lane at entry and one lane at the exit for passengers using the FASTag option. With FASTag, the movement of the vehicle at parking will be fast and reduce the dwell time, thus helping to save time & fuel. One of the main advantages of FASTag is that it eliminates the need for cash transactions, which would mean quicker parking options for all.
Now, passengers can experience parking without manual intervention, such as waiting for a parking receipt or making cash/credit payments at the entrance or exit, thus making the overall experience seamless. Travelers using parking with FASTag must ensure that their FASTag is active with sufficient balance for an exit. Additionally, passengers entering the designated FASTag lane must follow the same lane for the exit. Passengers must pay the standard rate, and no additional cost is there for the new parking facility. SVPIA regularly upgrades its technology offerings to help improve the day-to-day operations within the airport.
How does the system work?
- Entering the T2 premise, the vehicle approaches the T2 access road.
- Vehicle after entry takes the designated lane for FASTag vehicles.
- The FASTag controller at the entrance reads the valid Tag on the vehicle’s windscreen.
- The boom gate opens, and the vehicle can move toward parking the vehicle.
- Exiting through the designated FASTag lane
- The control system reads the Tag, and the chargeable parking fee gets deducted automatically.
- The boom gate allows the vehicle to exit.
As seamless as it is, SVPIA has also considered passengers traveling without a FASTag. These passengers will continue following the manual parking process and pass-through lanes, which do not have a FASTag facility.