The Centre on Friday postponed mandatory implementation of electronic toll collection system of FASTag to December 15.
Earlier, the government had set December 1 as the date to roll out FASTag across all national highways as well as select state highways, according to reports.
It has now been decided that all lanes in the fee plazas shall be declared FASTag lane of Fee Plaza by December 15 next.’
This has been done to facilitate sufficient lead time to citizens to obtain FASTag.
As per the order, one lane in the toll plaza will be kept as ‘hybrid lane’, which will accept FASTag and other modes of payment.
FASTag is an electronic toll connection device which is affixed on a vehicles’ windscreen.
This is basically a sticker that comes with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology which is automatically read by the sensors placed at the toll plazas.
This sticker is linked either to a prepaid account like Paytm or through a bank account.
The amount is deducted automatically whenever your vehicle crosses any toll plaza which is RFID-enabled.