The Government introduced FASTags in order to avoid the inconvenience of waiting in long queues at the toll plazas. A FASTag is a sticker tag that employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to make automatic electronic payments at the toll plazas. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway introduced FASTag in India in 2017.
The registration details of your vehicle are linked to a barcode present in your FASTag. As a result, whenever your vehicle passes through a toll plaza, the barcode will be scanned and the relevant toll fee will be deducted from your digital FASTag wallet.
Here are the new rules about FASTags you should be aware of:
The validity of a FASTag is five years.
Yes. According to the NHAI, it is mandatory for all vehicle owners to use FASTags.
No, you can use only one FASTag per vehicle.
If you want to cross a toll plaza without a FASTag, you will have to pay double the toll charges.
You can replace your FASTag by visiting the website of your bank or the NETC customer service desk.
FASTag has been implemented on all the National highways and some state highways. However, it is recommended that you visit your bank’s website to get the list of FASTag-enabled plazas to confirm that it works on the highways you use.
If your FASTag gets damaged, you can get it replaced by contacting your FASTag issuing bank.
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