FASTags are going to be mandatory for all four-wheelers in India from 1st Jan 2021. The decision is taken by the government to promote the 100% digital payment of fees for highway toll collection across the country. Currently, FASTag is a must have requirement for registration of vehicles in India.
the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways is making FASTag mandatory for all four-wheelers, including old ones sold before December 1, 2017. MoRTH has issued a notification for an amendment to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989. This will make it mandatory for all vehicles to be equipped with FASTags from January 2021. The notification from the ministry was made on November 6, 2020.
As a part of the initial inclusion of FASTags in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, it made a necessity for the renewal of fitness certificate for transport vehicles. As of October 2019, FASTags were required also to obtain national permits for these vehicles.
Now, the ministry has mentioned that to acquire third-party insurance for the vehicle, a FASTag will also become a requirement as of April 1, 2021.
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FASTag is offered by almost all the leading banks in India through NPCI platform. It is 100% safe to transact at toll plazas.