Enforce FASTag On Vehicles Plying On National Highway, Centre Tells States

New Delhi: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to ensure capturing of FASTag details while registering or issuing fitness certificate to vehicles all over the country.

In a letter to the States and Union Territories, the Ministry has informed that full integration of National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) with VAHAN portal has been achieved. The VAHAN system is now getting all information on FASTags.

As such, the Ministry has asked to ensure capturing FASTag details while registering new vehicles, as also while issuing fitness certificates to vehicles plying under national permit.

The fitment of FASTag in new vehicles at the time of sale of vehicles was made mandatory in 2017.  But the integration with bank account and their activation was avoided by citizens, which would be checked now.

FASTag ensures that vehicles crossing the National Highway fee plazas use electronic medium of payment and avoid cash payment. It will also minimise the possibilities of spreading coronavirus at toll plazas, the letter said.

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