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- Fastag was made mandatory for new four wheelers from the time of registration.
The central government has made FASTag mandatory for all old four-wheelers purchased before December 2017. The government has made it mandatory for the old vehicles of M and N categories to have Fastag by 1 January 2021. This new rule will come into effect from 1 April 2021. This rule has been made by amending Frame 51 (Certificate of Insurance). The government has also issued notifications in this regard.
As per the guideline released by the government on Saturday, FASTAG has now been mandated by amending the CMVR, 1989 of motor vehicles (four-wheelers) sold before January 1, 2021 i.e. before December 1, 2017.
Rules already applied for new vehicles
Let me tell you that Fastag was made compulsory for new four vehicles from the time of registration and the vehicle manufacturer or their dealers were entrusted with the responsibility of supplying it. Apart from this, the fit of fastag has been made mandatory for national permit vehicles from 1 October 2019. It has now been made more mandatory.
The government aims to complete digital toll toll plazas. This can lead to many positive effects. When there are digital tolls, there will be no loss in revenue as well and the consumption of large quantities of fuel (petrol and diesel or gas) will also be reduced across the country.
Know what is fastag?
Explain that Fastag is an electronic toll collection technique. It uses radio frequency identification (RFID). Fastag is a recharged prepaid tag that you have to place inward on the windshield of your vehicle.
As your vehicle approaches the toll plaza, the sensor on the toll plaza tracks the fastag on your vehicle’s windscreen. After this, the fee levied on that toll plaza is deducted from your FastTag account. This way you are able to pay the fee without stopping at the toll plaza.
This tag in the vehicle will start its work as soon as your prepaid account is activated. At the same time, when the amount of your Fastag account is exhausted, you will have to recharge it again.
Can take fastag from here
Almost all major government and private banks of the country such as SBI, ICICI, HDFC, Axis Bank can take Fastag. Fastags can also be purchased from Amazon or Paytm. There is also a facility to buy fastags at large petrol pumps. Also, for the free facility of Fastag on behalf of NHAI, sales centers have been set up at all toll plazas.