Govt proposes to make FASTag obligatory for outdated automobiles bought earlier than Dec 2017

New Delhi, September 3

To promote digital and IT-based fee of toll charges, the Centre has proposed to make FASTag obligatory for automobiles bought earlier than December 1, 2017, the highway transport ministry stated on Thursday.

It stated a notification has been issued on this regard and put up modification to guidelines, FASTag will likely be obligatory for outdated automobiles from January 1, 2021.

A draft notification has been issued to hunt feedback and recommendations from the stakeholders “on making FASTag mandatory for old vehicles sold before December 1, 2017. The amended provision in CMVR (Central Motor Vehicles Rules), 1989 is proposed to be put in force w.e.f 1st Jan 2021”, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways stated in a press release.

It can be “proposed to make having a valid FASTag mandatory while getting a new third party insurance” by means of an modification in certificates of insurance coverage, whereby the small print of FASTag ID shall be captured, it stated. 

“This is proposed to be put in force w.e.f. April 1, 2021,” it added.

As per CMVR, 1989, FASTag had been made obligatory since 2017 for registration of recent 4 wheeled automobiles and is to be equipped by the car producer or their sellers.

It had additional been mandated that the renewal of health certificates will likely be carried out solely after the fitment of FASTag for the transport automobiles, the assertion stated. 

For nationwide allow automobiles, the fitment of FASTag has been mandated since October 1, 2019, it stated.

A FASTag is a tool that employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) know-how for making toll funds immediately from the pay as you go or financial savings account linked to it and is affixed on the windscreen of the car and allows the commuter to drive by means of toll plazas, with out stopping for money transactions. — PTI


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