TRANSPORTATION

FASTag to be available free of charge for 15 days from February 15

To further enhance electronic toll collection, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to waive FASTag fee till February 29, the government said on Wednesday.

The government has rolled out the FASTag-based toll collection system across more than 527 National Highways in the country.

“In order to further increase digital collection of user fee via FASTag at NH fee plazas, the NHAI has decided to waive off the FASTag cost of ₹100 for NHAI FASTag between February 15 and 29,” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.

Road users can visit any authorised point-of-sale location with a valid registration certificate (RC) of the vehicle and get an NHAI FASTag free of cost, it said.

NHAI FASTags can be purchased from all National Highway fee plazas, regional transport offices, common service centres, transport hubs, and petrol pumps, among others, it added.

“To search for the nearest NHAI FASTag point-of-sale locations, one may download MyFASTag App, or visit www.ihmcl.com or Call 1033 NH helpline number,” the statement said.

The applicable security deposit and minimum balance amount for FASTag wallet shall, however, remain unchanged.

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