FASTag to be mandatory from Dec 15
New Delhi, Dec 14 (KNN) FASTag which is an electronic toll collection tag will be mandatory across India and owners of vehicles not fitted with the RFID sticker, will be charged double the toll fee at the national highways.
FASTags are prepaid rechargeable tags for toll collection that allow automatic payment deduction from the FASTag, they are normally affixed on the windscreen of your vehicle.
It is an initiative by NHAI (National Highway Authority of India). The sticker comes fitted with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), which helps the sensors on the toll plazas to automatically collect toll when a vehicle passes by.
While the National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) program made FASTag compulsory from December 1, the government decided to extend the date so that the users who were not able to get one can buy one now.
The easiest way to get one is to buy it online. The RFID tag is available via PayTM and a lot of banks including ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, AXIS Bank, SBI and more.