The Central Government Has Made A Major Change In A Rule Related To FASTag:-
The central government has made a major change in a rule related to FASTag. The government has said that now illegal or non-functional FASTag vehicles will be charged double toll tax on the national highways. Earlier, only such vehicles were charged double toll tax which entered the FASTag lane without the FASTag card.
Ministry Of Road Transport Has Issued A Notification:-
The Ministry of Road Transport has issued a notification regarding the change in the rules related to toll tax collection. The notification states that if a vehicle enters the FASTag lane with no FASTag or non-functional FASTag, then its owner will have to pay double toll tax. The central government has done this under the National Highway Fee Rules.
By Early May 1.68 Crore FASTags Were Issued:-
The central government has made FASTag mandatory for all vehicles with effect from 15 December 2019, with a view to facilitating traffic on toll plazas and promoting digital transactions. By the beginning of May 2020, an estimated 16.8 million FASTags have been issued across the country.
The Payment Is Automatically Made By The FASTag:-
FASTag, which works on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, is linked to a prepaid or user’s savings account which automatically pays the toll on the national highway. This FASTag is mounted on the windscreen of the vehicle. Through this, toll tax is paid without human contact.
FASTag Can Be Linked With A Credit Card And UPI:-
FASTags used on vehicles for toll payment on national highways can also be linked to credit cards and UPIs. It was approved by the RBI in January 2020. Earlier only Fastag was allowed to link to bank accounts and prepaid mediums. The National Payment Corporation will approve requests received from the operators of these platforms and will facilitate linking them to FASTag.