Centre extends FASTag deadline from Jan 1 to Feb 15
The Central government has reportedly extended the FASTag deadline for the vehicles in India from January 1, 2021, to February 15, 2021.
The Union Ministry of Road Trasport and Highways (MoRTH) had issued a notification last month making FASTags mandatory for all the vehicles from January 1, 2021. Also, the Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced last week that the FASTag rule will be enforced from January 1, 2021.
In a letter to NHAI, the Ministry has said the authority can obtain the needed regulatory requirement to ensure 100% cashless fee collection from the changed date.
FASTag is a prepaid tag that enables automatic deduction of toll charges and lets the vehicle pass through the toll plaza without stopping for the cash transaction. It allows for direct payment of fee from the prepaid or savings account linked to it and enables vehicles to drive through without stopping for transactions.