NHAI achieved the first milestone in Electronic Toll Collection when it
operationalised one dedicated FAST ag lane at all toll plazas from September
two. Now FASTag enabled vehicles can cruise through the dedicated FASTag lane
without stopping at toll plazas on National Highways.
The FASTag is an RFID tag available both online and offline through banks
and Common Service Centres. Two mobile applications were launched by NHAI on
August 17th, for ease of obtaining FASTags, which have received tremendous
response. Thousands of road users have downloaded the applications and
purchased FASTags in less than two weeks. The penetration of FASTag has
increased to 18 per cent as on August 31st.
The Government of India has mandated that new vehicles being sold with effect
from October1st will be affixed with active FASTag. The “FASTag Partner App”
will facilitate more than 6000 dealers in the country to access a single
platform and activate the FASTag at the time of delivery of vehicle.
has also launched massive awareness campaign to make road users aware of the
FASTag and its benefits. NHAI officers have been tasked to visit toll plazas
personally and ensure operationalisation of single dedicated Electronic Toll
Collection lane. NHAI plans that as penetration of FASTag increases, more and
more lanes will be dedicated to Electronic Toll Collection.