It has been made mandatory for all new and old vehicles from 1st January 2021 to be FASTag to take toll tax from the four wheelers passing through the toll plaza without stopping them. Actually, the payment of vehicles can be done electronically with the help of Fastag and the government has been trying for this for a long time. Alot of time is wasted in taking cash payment from the vehicle owners at the toll plaza, as well as the condition of jam on the highway. Fastag has been made mandatory from the new year to avoid all these problems.
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With this decision of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), FASTag has been made mandatory for four-wheelers to be purchased before December 1, 2017. The Ministry has notified that all four wheelers will have to be compulsorily fitted with FASTag.
As per Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, FASTag will be mandatory for registration of four wheelers sold before December 1, 2017.
Without fastag on the toll plaza of the National Highway, the vehicle will not get exemption in toll tax. If the drivers are returning within 24 hours and Fastag is installed on the vehicle, then there will be 50 percent rebate in toll tax. At the same time, vehicles which have not been fastened will have to pay double toll tax.
What is FASTag
FastTag is a radio frequency identification sticker (RFID) mounted on the vehicle’s wind screen. Whenever you pass through the toll plaza, the scanners installed there scan the FASTag on the windscreen of your car and your payment is digitized. You do not need to stop at the toll booth because of this tag. This tag is mandatory on all cars sold after December 1, 2017. You can use this tag by recharging it.
Can take FASTag from here
If your four wheeler vehicle has not yet been fastened, then you can buy it from many government and private banks in India. These include State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI, Axis Bank, HDFC etc. With this you can get fastag from big petrol pump.
How much is the price
If you are going to buy FASTag, then you have to pay 100 rupees for this. Let me tell you that along with this, you will also have to make a security deposit of Rs 250. Explain that you must keep a minimum balance in your linked bank account or digital wallet.
How does work
Scanners are installed at the toll plazas to scan the fastags in your car. As soon as a vehicle passes in front of them, they immediately become active and scan the fastag sticker on the car. This takes a few seconds in the toll tax payment. The special thing is that you do not even have to come out of the car for this whole process.