What's FASTag? Here's all you need to know about the new traffic-buster!

The sticker uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to identify vehicles at toll plazas and deduct necessary toll. FASTags will ensure travel through toll plazas seamless and will help remove congestion as well

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Soon you won't have to worry about long queues at toll plazas as the FASTags are set to pave way for your vehicles. The transport ministry has announced that the deadline to install FASTag stickers has been extended to December 15. Earlier, the deadline was set to December 1 but it has been extended to support government’s plan for 100 per cent electronic toll collection across National Highways in the country.

The extension by two weeks or 15 days comes as a relief for vehicle owners who haven't bought their FASTag, a sticker that needs to be put at the front windshield of your vehicle.

Here is all you need to know about FASTags, the real traffic-busters at the toll plazas:

  • With the help of FASTag the aim is to collect toll across National Highways electronically
  • The sticker uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to identify vehicles at toll plazas and deduct necessary toll.
  • The highways ministry had first written to the National Highways Authority of India about conversion of all toll lanes to FASTag lanes at national highways in July this year.
  • With the help of FASTags, people will be able to travel across highways seamlessly and it will ensure lesser congestion on the toll plazas
  • FASTag is currently issued by 23 certified banks including small finance banks, payments bank and co-operative banks.
  • It can also be obtained from selected toll plazas, petrol pumps, RTOs and online from platforms such as Amazon, Airtel Thanks app and Paytm.
  • FASTag can be bought by those who own cars, utility vehicles, vans and other light motor vehicles.

In case you are yet to get your FASTag, you can apply here.

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