Vehicles without FASTag will be charged double toll fee from Dec 1
New Delhi, Nov 25 (KNN) The long queues at toll plazas on the National Highways will come to an end as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has made FASTag (electronic toll collection system) mandatory for all vehicles from December 1.
However, vehicles coming without electronic tags will be charged double the toll fee. The new rule will make it possible for you to move across highways seamlessly in India without having to stop your car for paying toll tax.
At present, a single dedicated lane is in use at toll plazas for the vehicles equipped with ‘FASTag’ while the other lanes are for the ‘cash payment mode’. From December 1, all the lanes at toll plazas would be Fastag-enabled, while a single lane will be made available for cash payments.
To popularize the use of FASTags, the government is giving FASTags at highway counters for free till December 1, but you will have to recharge it on your own.
FASTags can also be purchased online on Amazon and by visiting websites of different member banks such as SBI, ICICI bank, Axis bank, Paytm Payment Banks, HDFC bank, IDFC First bank, etc. It has also been made available at over 12,000 banks branches of prominent private sector banks like ICICI bank, Axis bank, HDFC bank, etc.
Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle, passport-size photograph of the vehicle owner and KYC documents of the vehicle owner are the required documents for buying FASTags.