FASTag: If you don't have it, how much fine will you have to pay
The ministry stated that vehicles entering the fastag lane of a vehicle fee plaza without a valid, functional fastag would have to pay a fee equal to twice the fee applicable for that category.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has said that the government has made FASTags compulsory from midnight of 15 February and that no vehicle associated with it will have to pay double the fee on the electronic toll plaza.
It has been decided that from midnight of 15-16 February, 2021, all lanes in the duty leases of the National Highways will be declared as 'Fastag Lanes of the Fee Plaza'. "The ministry stated that vehicles entering the fastag lane of a vehicle fee plaza without a valid, functional fastag would have to pay a fee equal to twice the fee applicable for that category.
This has been done to advance fee payment through digital mode, reduce waiting time and fuel consumption, and provide a seamless route through the fee plaza. At least four wheels are used to carry goods, which can carry persons other than luggage. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday made it clear that the implementation deadline of Fastag will not be extended, and vehicle owners should immediately adopt the e-payment facility.
FASTags, which facilitates electronic payment of fees at toll plazas, was introduced in 2016. Making the tag compulsory will also help ensure that vehicles are passed through the toll plaza originally, as the fee will be paid electronically. FASTag is also available at toll booths. The Center extended the FASTag deadline for vehicles from 1 January 2021 to 15 February 2021.
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