Nua Delhi: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has extended the cutoff time for the assortment of cost charges on the National Highways utilizing FASTag. The cutoff time was initially until January 1, 2021 which has now been stretched out to February 15, 2021. Under the first cutoff time, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was scheduled to totally switch over to FASTag installment at cost squares from January 1 onwards, which implied FASTags should have been retrofitted on every one of the four-wheelers and business vehicles.
As of now, the portion of exchanges made through FASTag is supposed to be around 75-80 percent. In an assertion to the NHAI, the service said that the authority can get the required administrative prerequisite for guaranteeing 100% credit only expense assortment from February 15 onwards.
Moreover, the public authority will change over all paths notwithstanding one path on each side to be devoted FASTag paths. Vehicles utilizing the non-FASTag paths will be at risk to pay twofold the ordinary cost charge in an offer to debilitate money exchanges. The public authority trusts that the higher than regular expense will provoke clients to embrace FASTags that guarantee smoother stream of traffic at cost courts, which thus will save fuel.
To advance computerized installment for cost assortment, the public authority made FASTags obligatory for every one of the four-wheelers. FASTags were made mandatory on all new vehicles sold after December 1, 2017, and must be retrofitted by the maker or at the vendor level prior to being conveyed to the client. The public authority has now made it obligatory for every one of the four-wheelers, including vehicles sold before December 1, 2017.
The Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 have likewise been altered for the equivalent. A refreshed warning from MoRTH likewise uncovered that FASTags will be obligatory while getting an outsider vehicle protection and will be pertinent with impact from April 1, 2021.