November 30, 2020

fastag particulars: Highways Ministry asks NIC to seize FASTag particulars earlier than automobile registration

NEW DELHI: The federal government on Sunday stated it has determined to make sure capturing of FASTag particulars whereas registering or issuing health certificates to autos all around the nation. In a letter addressed to NIC, with copies to all of the states and UTs, the ministry has knowledgeable that full integration of Nationwide Digital Toll Assortment (NETC) with VAHAN portal has been achieved, Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways stated in a press release.

The VAHAN system is now getting all info on FASTags by VIN/VRN (automobile identification quantity/ automobile registration quantity), it added.

FASTag employs radio frequency identification (RFID) expertise for making toll funds on nationwide highways immediately from the pay as you go or financial savings account linked to it.

A pay as you go tag, mounted on autos’ windscreen, permits automated deduction of toll prices, and lets any automobile go by a toll plaza with zero human contact.

“As such, the ministry has requested to make sure capturing FASTag particulars whereas registering new autos, as additionally whereas issuing health certificates to autos plying below nationwide allow,” the assertion stated.

The fitment of FASTag in new autos on the time of gross sales of autos of class M and N, was made necessary in 2017.

“However the integration with checking account or they being activated was being prevented by residents, which might be checked now. Fitment of FASTag is to make sure that autos crossing the Nationwide Freeway price plazas use digital medium of FASTag cost, and money cost is prevented.

“This utilization and promotion of FASTag may even be efficient to minimising potentialities of spreading COVID at NH Toll Plazas,” the statemenr stated.

The ministry had issued a Gazette notification in November 2017, on this scheme.

A complete of 1.68 crore FASTags have been issued throughout the nation until the start of Might 2020.