From tomorrow, FASTag will be mandatory for all vehicles in the country. It will be useful for the commuters as they will not need to stop at toll plazas for cash payments. It will also save time and fuel.
The Road Transport and Highways Ministry had issued a notification last month making FASTag mandatory by 1st of January 2021 in old vehicles also sold before 1st December, 2017. The Ministry said, the steps for ensuring the availability of FASTag at multiple channels are being made through physical locations and also through online mechanism so that the citizens are able to have them affixed at their vehicles within the next two months at their convenience.
Last week, the Ministry had said that more than two crore 20 lakh FASTag have been issued till date.
FASTag is easily available at over 30 thousand points of sale across the country and mandatorily available at NHAI toll plazas. It is also available online through Amazon, Flip Kart and Snapdeal. FASTag uses Radio-frequency Identification technology that provides users a smooth and effortless cross-over at Toll plazas without waiting. The payment is made digitally through the FASTag linked to the bank wallet.