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FASTag Mandatory Vehicles not fit with a FASTag, with or without a valid/functional FASTag, will pay an equivalent fee twice the applicable fee upon entering the FASTag lane.

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The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a press statement, FASTag has been made mandatory for all vehicles from midnight on 15 February.

The statement said, “It has been decided that all the lanes in the fee leases of the National Highways will be declared as ‘FASTAAG lanes of the fee plaza’. Midnight of 15/16 February 2021.”

Vehicles entering FASTag lane with or without FASTag or valid/functional will pay a fee equal to twice the fee applicable to vehicles in that M and N category on entering FASTag lane, the ministry clarified

FASTag Mandatory Vehicle owners should adopt fastag immediately, the deadline will not be extended: Nitin Gadkari

In November 2020, the Ministry issued a notification through amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to make FASTag compulsory by January 1, 2021, in older vehicles sold before December 1, 2017.

On 31 December, the ministry extended the deadline for collection of 100 percent of toll charges on National Highways through FASTags till 15 February 2021.

In November 2020, the Ministry issued a notification making FASTag mandatory by January 1, 2021.
In November 2020, the Ministry issued a notification making FASTag mandatory by January 1, 2021.
The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a press statement, FASTag has been made mandatory for all vehicles from midnight on 15 February.

The statement said, “It has been decided that all the lanes in the fee leases of the National Highways will be declared as ‘FASTAAG lanes of the fee plaza’. Midnight of 15/16 February 2021.”

The Ministry clarified that vehicles entering FASTag lanes with or without FASTag or valid/functional FASTag lanes will pay twice the same fee as applicable to vehicles in M ​​and N category.

Vehicle owners should adopt fastag immediately, the deadline will not be extended: Nitin Gadkari

In November 2020, the Ministry issued a notification through amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to make FASTag compulsory by January 1, 2021, in older vehicles sold before December 1, 2017.


On 31 December, the ministry extended the deadline for collection of 100 percent of toll charges on National Highways through FASTags till 15 February 2021.

However, on 14 February, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the deadline would not be extended and everyone would have to follow the rules by adopting the e-payment facility.

FASTag registration has gone up to 90 percent on some routes and only 10 percent are left. He said that Festag is also available at toll points and people should use it for smooth traffic.

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