In a piece of good news for the drivers and travellers out there, they do not have to worry about keeping a minimum balance in their FASTag wallet anymore. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has now ended the stipulation of keeping a minimum balance to make the use of FASTag more prevalent.
It is to be noted that the relaxation of minimum balance is limited to cars, jeeps or vans and minimum balance is still going to be mandatory for commercial vehicles.
Minimum balance not required now
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) announced that the banks issuing FASTag would not make it mandatory for the vehicle owners to keep a minimum balance in their wallets apart from a security deposit.
Before this announcement, people had to abide by the condition of keeping a minimum balance in their FASTag wallet part from the security deposit. The bank customers were required to keep a minimum balance of about Rs 150 to Rs 200. In the case where the minimum balance was not kept, many passengers were not allowed to go further on the toll plaza, which caused undue problems for them.
The NHAI has now come out with its decision that the drivers would be allowed to pass through the toll plaza as long as there was no negative balance in their FASTag account or wallet.