Govt extends deadline for use of FASTag till February 15

NEW DELHI: The deadline to fully implement toll collection through FASTags on vehicles has been extended once again. The road transport ministry has extended the deadline for the collection of toll charges through electronic mode at toll plazas till February 15.
In a letter to NHAI, the ministry has said the authority can obtain the needed regulatory requirement to ensure 100% cashless fee collection from the changed date.
Earlier, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had made FASTag mandatory for all vehicles from January 1.
FASTag is a prepaid tag that enables automatic deduction of toll charges and lets the vehicle pass through the toll plaza without stopping for the cash transaction. It allows for direct payment of fee from the prepaid or savings account linked to it and enables vehicles to drive through without stopping for transactions.