Introduced in 2014, FASTags are prepaid tags for toll collection that allow automatic payment without the need to stop at toll plazas for transactions.
Beginning December 1 this year, FASTags will become mandatory for all vehicles across India, as announced by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. Introduced in 2014, FASTags are prepaid tags for toll collection that allow automatic payment without the need to stop at toll plazas for transactions. The system uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to deduct the toll fees from the owners’ accounts. Once active, the tags are affixed on the windscreen of vehicles.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced that all lanes at all toll plazas on national highways will be dedicated exclusive FASTag lanes from December 1, 2019, and non-FASTag users will be charged double the fee if they pass through these lanes, according to the National Highway Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008.
If you don’t have a FASTag yet, here’s a guide to help you know where to get one, supporting documents, and charges:
First Published: IST