FASTag mandatory from today

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 14: FASTag will be mandatory from tomorrow to pay the toll charges at the NH Toll Plazas across the country including those in J&K.
This mode of payment is being launched by the Centre to reduce congestion and delays at the Toll Plazas. User of the vehicle not fitted with FASTag entering into FASTag lane of the fee plazas shall pay an amount equivalent to two times of the fee applicable to that category of the vehicle.
The implementation of 100 percent electronic collection is being done all over the country and Thandikhui Toll Plaza in Samba, Ban Toll Plaza in Jammu District and Mada Nashri Toll Plaza. Increase in use of FASTag will lead to non-stop movement across the Toll Plazas in near future.
FASTag have been made available at the toll plazas, branches of banks e.g. PNB, HDFC, ICICI, Kotak Mahindra, Paytm etc. NHAI FASTag is available at the toll plazas which can be recharged/linked with bank account by using ‘My FASTag App’. Only Registration Certificate of the Vehicle is required for availaing the FASTag, which can also be bought from online shopping sites e.g. Amazon, Paytm, etc.
Project Director, NHAI, PIU – Jammu, Ajay Kumar Rajak said that the rule will be strictly implemented in the State and has requested all the pending stake holders to install/activate the FASTags on their vehicles for seamless movement across the toll plazas. He said that necessary preparation has been done by NHAI. Sufficient manpower in terms of traffic marshals and others have been deployed at the Toll Plaza to guide the traffic about the use of FASTag, diverting FASTag fitted vehicles to FASTag lanes of the Toll Plazas and non FASTag vehicles to the cash lanes of the Toll Plazas.