Visa cardholders can now reload their Smart Tags automatically

Visa cardholders can now reload their Smart Tags automaticallyDelhi/Gurgaon, Jan. 7 : Visa and Delhi Gurgaon SuperConnectivity Ltd. (DGSCL) have introduced a Standing Instruction (SI) facility that enables motorists to reload their Smart Tags automatically using their Visa credit cards.

This will be convenient for motorists as the Smart Tags can be programmed to automatically reload when the stored value decreases to a specified level. This amount would be deducted from the customer's Visa credit card and reflected in their monthly statement.

Smart Tags are electronic devices that can interact with the sensors at toll gates to facilitate the debit of toll amounts from the stored value in the Smart Tag. There is no direct contact between the Smart Tag and the toll gate sensors and all communication takes place wirelessly. Smart Tags were introduced on the Delhi Gurgaon Expressway six months ago to allow motorists to travel non-stop through the toll plaza and have been installed on 75,000 vehicles to date.

There is no additional cost to register for the SI facility and interested Smart Tag users only need to register for this service once at the toll plaza office.

Uttam Nayak, Country Manager, India, Visa said, "The Delhi Gurgaon Expressway SI service is an example of the innovative thinking that lies behind our products and solutions. With this service, we are tapping into an opportunity to extend the benefits of electronic payments in a manner that directly contributes to the everyday convenience of our cardholders. Motorists can experience cashless payments resulting in uninterrupted journeys on the highway, saving them time and bringing about added flexibility to their schedules."

Sachin Sharma, Vice President - Operations, DSC Ltd said, "The Delhi Gurgaon SuperConnectivity Ltd operates one of Asia's largest 32 lane toll plaza with average traffic of over 180,000 vehicles per day - of which 75,000 vehicles use the Smart Tag facility. With the introduction of the Smart Tags, our customers do not need to queue up at the Toll Plaza for cash payments. Through our association with Visa, motorists can now directly use their Visa credit cards for reloading value on their Smart Tag every time it goes down to a certain level. Our motorists can now truly experience the convenience and comfort of traveling on this world-class expressway."

To promote the service, all motorists who register their Visa credit cards for the Standing Instruction facility can take part in a `Best Slogan' competition and stand a chance at winning a Hyundai Verna. Motorists will need to craft a slogan that best captures how the SI facility has eased their travel experience on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway in less than 20 words. Entry forms can be picked up from the Toll Plaza, available when they first register their Visa credit card or online at This promotion will run until 31 March 2009.(ANI)