Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari recently announced that from 01 January 2021, FASTag is being made mandatory for all vehicles in the country. He says that it is useful for the passengers as they will not need to stop at the toll plaza for cash payment, time-saving and fuel.
The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has made it mandatory to install FASTags on every vehicles from January 01 to promote digital payments. At the toll plaza, a lot of time is wasted in taking cash payment from the vehicle owners, as well as the jam situation on the highway is also created. Fastag has been made mandatory from the new year to avoid all these problems.
With this decision of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, FASTag has been made mandatory for four-wheelers to be purchased before December 01, 2017. The Ministry has notified that all four-wheelers will have to be compulsorily fitted with FASTag.
What is FASTag?
The FASTag is a tag and sticker that is placed forward in the car. At the same time, the scanners on the toll plaza on the highway scan the device with the radio frequency identification (RFID) technology from the sticker on the vehicle and the money is automatically recovered from the bank account according to the location. It is very convenient. Through this there is no need to stop the train at the toll. If Fastag is not linked to any prepaid account or debit/credit card, then you have to recharge it.