New Delhi, November 4: All four wheel motor vehicles sold on or after the 1st of December this year will have FASTags facility on them by the manufacturer of the vehicle or its authorized dealer.
The Road Transport and Highways Ministry issued a Gazette Notification related to necessary amendments made in Central Motor Vehicles Rules-1989 in this regard.
FASTag is presently operational at about 370 toll plazas across National Highways. The system is inter-operable and the same FASTag can be used across all toll plazas under the National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) programme.
FASTag has a validity of five years and after purchasing it, one only needs to recharge/top up the FASTag as per the requirement.
As a user crosses a toll plaza, the toll amount is deducted automatically. The user receives SMS alerts for toll transactions, low balance and all other developments.
MyFASTag is a consumer App that can be downloaded from the App Store for both Android and iOS systems. A consumer can purchase or recharge FASTags on this App. The App also helps to keep track of transactions and provides for online grievance redressal.
Meanwhile, NHAI has also come up with online sale of FASTags and offline sale through Common Services Centre (CSC) near toll plazas. FASTag can now be purchased online from Issuer Banks websites, NHAI website, IHMCL website and will be delivered by courier at the door step of the purchaser.