FASTag will be made mandatory across the country from midnight today. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has instructed to close the cashlane at all toll plazas from 12 pm on Sunday night. In this case, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the deadline of fastag mandatory, that is, the last date will not be extended again.
Let us know, FASTag has been made mandatory for all vehicles. It was first implemented in 2016, after which the government has extended its deadline several times. But now the ministry has made up its mind not to extend its deadline by implementing it with immediate effect.
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Earlier, the cashlane was instructed to close the toll plaza from 1 January, but was later extended for a month and a half. NHAI has now started selling 24-hour Fastag on all toll plazas, so that people can easily buy Fastag. Apart from this, this facility is also available online with the banks of the country. If you have not yet installed FASTag on your vehicle, this is the last chance, get it done immediately.
According to the information, Nitin Gadkari said in a statement to the media at Nagpur airport that, the government has extended the FASTag registration deadline two-three times, and now it will not be extended further. It will be compulsory for all people to fasten on their trains immediately. Earlier, the government had extended the deadline of Faustag from 1 January 2021 to 15 February 2021.
Will have to pay heavy fine: The Center has made it clear that FASTag will be made compulsory on vehicles from tomorrow i.e. February 15. If a vehicle is found to be driving without a fastag or with a tag that is not working, they will have to pay a heavy fine. For this, a provision of double the fee has been made according to the category of the vehicle.