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FASTag on state highways: MSRDC misses Jan 1 deadline

While the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) was planning to implement the radio frequency identification (RFID)-based FASTags on all state highways from January 1, 2020, it has now pushed the deadline to mid-January, officials confirmed.

The FASTags be will be implemented on the Bandra-Worli sea link and the five entry/exit points of the city — Vashi, Dahisar, Airoli, LBS Marg and Mulund by the MSRDC. Meanwhile, the state road corporation has also sent a proposal to the Maharashtra government for mandatory usage of FASTags on all state highways, failing which invites penalty as adopted by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

If accepted, commuters not opting for the FASTag lane will be charged double the toll amount. Dr Bharat Bastewad, general manager for toll collection, MSRDC said Read More

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