No FASTag yet for your vehicle.? Then you will have to pay double the toll charge from February 16.! Yes, you read it right.!
The road and transport ministry has said that any vehicle passing through NH toll plazas without a FASTag from the midnight of February 15-16 will have to pay double the toll charge.
”It has been decided that all the lanes in the fee plazas on National Highways shall be declared as ”FASTag lane of the fee plaza” with the effect from midnight of 15th/16th February 2021. As per NH Fee Rules 2008, any vehicle not fitted with FASTag entering into the FASTag lane of the fee plaza shall pay a fee equivalent to 2 times of the fee applicable to that category” the ministry said in an order.
The government had earlier made FASTag mandatory for motor vehicles from January 1, 2021.
Union Transport minister Nitin Gadkari said the deadline for implementation of FASTag would not be extended further and the vehicle owners should immediately adopt the e-payment facility.
The National Highways Authority of India has set up 40,000 points of sale to facilitate on the spot buying of FASTags.
What is FASTag.?
FASTag is an RFID tag that facilitates electronic payment of fees at toll plazas automatically.