Centre doubles fee for vehicle with invalid or non-functional FASTag

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NATIONAL | MAY 17, 2020:

Road, Transport and Highways Ministry has said that vehicles with invalid or non-functional FASTag will be charged double toll fee.

The Ministry has issued a notification in this regard. It said, if a vehicle which is without a valid or functional FASTag, enters into FASTag lane of the Fee plazas, then they shall pay a fee equivalent to two times of the fee applicable to that category of vehicles.

The Ministry said, earlier the user of vehicle was to pay twice on the fee plaza only if the vehicle did not carry the FASTag and entered in dedicated FASTag lane.

In order to save fuel, time and pollution and to ensure seamless movement of traffic, the government had launched the National Electronic Toll Collection program which provides for the collection of user fee through FASTag.