FASTag scheme implemented: ‘FastTag’ scheme has come into effect from 15 December 2019, earlier the government was going to implement this scheme from 1 December.
New Delhi: Today i.e. from December 15, the way of filling toll tax for vehicles has changed, for this the FASTag scheme has come into force from today. Earlier, the scheme was to be implemented from December 1, 2019 but it has been extended for 15 days due to several technical reasons, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had earlier announced that the duty on tolls made on highways from December 1 will only be Will be accepted via Fastag only.
This decision to implement Fastag, a subsidiary of digital payments, has been taken to eliminate congestion and delays at the points. The ministry said that now all the corridors will be declared as ‘Fastag Fee Naka’ by December 15, 2019 on the fee collection points to give some more time to facilitate people to get Fastag.
Any mode of debit card, credit card, net banking, Unified Payment Interface (UPI App) of banks can be adopted to transfer money to Fastag account.
The government has introduced the facility of customer care number 1033 to assist customers in cases of fastag. The ministry has said that Fastag customers can also receive tags from banks.
In order to reduce the problems faced by the people, the government announced to make a quarter fast fast lane for a month on toll plazas on national highways. Hybrid lanes will accept fastag as well as other modes of payment.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said, “Keeping in view the request of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the problems being faced by the people, it has been decided that up to 25 per cent of the fastag lane according to the congestion of vehicles on the toll plaza Can be converted to hybrid lane.