Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that FASTag will be very beneficial for the passengers as they will not have to stop at the toll plaza for cash payment.
New Delhi: FASTag will be compulsory for vehicles from the new year i.e. 1st January. Fastag was launched in 2016. This toll plaza has the facility to pay the fee electronically. After the fastag is made mandatory, vehicles will not have to stop at the toll plaza and toll charges will be paid electronically.
Addressing a virtual program on Thursday, Gadkari said that Fastag would be very profitable for commuters as they would not have to stay at the toll plaza for cash payment. Apart from this, it will also save time and fuel.
Fastag was launched in 2016 and four banks collectively issued one lakh tags that year. After that seven lakh fastags were released in 2017 and 34 lakh in 2018.
According to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, Fastag has been made mandatory for registration of new four wheelers from December 1, 2017.
Apart from this, the fastag of the vehicle concerned is necessary for the fitness certificate of the transport vehicles. Fastag has been made mandatory for vehicles with national permits from October 1, 2019. Legitimate fastag has also been mandated for new third party insurance.
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