NHAI commences e-toll pan-India for non-stop vehicle movement
To ensure non-stop movement of vehicles at toll plazas, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has rolled out cashless payment mechanism, FASTag, at 250 tolls on highways across the country.
FASTag offers near non-stop movement of vehicles through toll plazas and convenience of cashless payments of toll fee with nationwide inter-operable electronic toll collection services.
“FASTag is operational on over 275 toll plazas on national highways across the country,” the NHAI said on Wednesday.
FASTag has a one-time fee of Rs 200 and is affixed on the wind screen of the vehicle.
It employs RFID technology for making toll payments directly from the pre-paid account linked to it. A vehicle using FASTag will use dedicated FASTag lane to have cashless travel.
“FASTag will be available on sale from selected toll plazas on National Highways and designated branches of participating banks from April 25. These can be recharged by making payments through cheque or online through credit card/debit card/NEFT/RTGS or through net-banking,” NHAI said.
The minimum recharge amount is Rs 100 and can be up to Rs 1 lakh in the multiples of Rs 100. FASTag users shall get SMS alerts for all their toll transactions, low balance etc.