New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) In order to promote cashless payment through FASTag at toll Plazas on national highways, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to provide FASTag to existing monthly pass holders by absorbing the one-time cost, said an official statement.
FASTag is a simple to use, reloadable tag which enables automatic deduction of toll charges and lets vehicles pass through the toll plaza without stopping for the cash transaction. FASTag is linked to a prepaid account from which the applicable toll amount is deducted.
According to the ministry, a dedicated FASTag lane will be ensured at 48 toll plazas on Delhi – Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai Corridors from June 20th of this year.
“To facilitate purchase of FASTag by road users, Points of Sale (POS) on 23 Toll Plazas are available on these corridors. Out of these, 19 POS are already working and four will be added within a week,” said the statement.
The statement added that various events, activities through awareness drive on benefits of FASTag, such as identification of bulk customers through transport/truckers associations etc. will be organized on these two corridors.
“This will promote efficient and economical movement of passenger and commercial traffic on these high traffic density corridors,” said the statement.