The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has extended the deadline for the electronic toll collection from December 1st to December 15th, 2019 giving more time to the citizens to buy and put the tags on their vehicles. With this new rule, vehicles now can seamlessly move across highways in the country without having to stop the car to pay tax.
Ahead of the deadline the NHAI has equipped all Fee Plazas with Electronic Toll Collection System.
According to this new system, the private, public vehicles need to paste the FASTag sticker having (radio frequency identity technology) at the front windshield of their vehicle which will be automatically recognized by the sensors of the toll plazas.
However if commuters do not put the electronic tag by December 15th, 2019 on their vehicle, they will be fined double the toll fee.
Meanwhile, for ease in availability of FASTag, NHAI has launched MyFASTag APP whereby all information regarding FASTag can be obtained along with the location of POSs and charging/ linking with NHAI/other wallets or bank accounts.
The Transport Ministry had launched the National Electronic Toll Collection program(NETC) in a bid to save fuel, time and pollution and also ensure seamless movement of traffic.
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