The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) today issued a notification stating that FASTag will be mandatory from tomorrow midnight. Moreover, all lanes in the fee plazas on National Highways shall be declared as ‘FASTag lane of the fee plaza’ effective from midnight of 15th/16th February 2021. As per National Highway Fee Rules 2008, any vehicle not fitted with FASTag or vehicle without valid, functional FASTag entering into the FASTag lane of the fee plaza shall pay a fee equivalent to two times the fee applicable to that particular category.
Government declares FASTag mandatory w.e.f midnight of 15th/16th February 2021
Any vehicle not fitted with FASTag or without valid, functional FASTag entering into FASTag lane, shall pay a fee equivalent to two times of fee applicable to that categoryhttps://t.co/hjMLNTAqLc pic.twitter.com/4RnwLTxeja — MIB India ???????? #StayHome #StaySafe (@MIB_India) February 14, 2021
According to a PTI report, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the deadline for the implementation wouldn’t be extended further, and vehicle owners should immediately adopt this e-payment facility. Previously, the government of India had extended FASTag deadline for the vehicles till February 15, 2021.
He said to PTI that, “The government had extended FASTag registration date limit two-three times before; and now, it would not be extended further. Now, everybody should immediately buy FASTag.