AUTO NEWS - Government Extends The Deadline For FASTag To February 15, 2021

The Ministry of Road Transport has extended the deadline to collect toll charges from Fastag only to February 15, 2021, with effect from January 1, 2021.

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The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has extended the deadline for mandatory use of Fastag to collect toll charges on highways. The deadline for collecting toll charges from Fastag has been extended from February 1, 2021, to February 15, 2021. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) was asked to take payment from the FASTag only at the toll plaza from 1 January. This meant that it was necessary to install FASTags on all four-wheel vehicles and commercial vehicles.

The share of transactions done through the film FASTag is being reported to be around 75-80 percent. After February 15, the government will take cash payment on all toll plazas in one lane only, that too double the toll amount. Also, only FASTag will be valid in every lane. The government hopes that higher-than-normal tariffs will motivate users to adopt Fastag. It also promises a clean flow of traffic at the toll plaza, which in turn will save fuel.

FASTags were made mandatory on all new vehicles sold after December 1, 2017, and had to be retrofitted by the manufacturer or at the dealer level before being delivered to the customer. The government has now made it compulsory for all four-wheelers, including vehicles sold before December 1, 2017. For this, the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 have been amended.

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