After rolling out the FASTag cashless toll payment mechanism on National Highways, the NHAI has now decided to provide the facility to existing monthly pass holders by absorbing the one-time cost of their FASTags.
According to a Ministry of Road Transport & Highways release, a dedicated FASTag lane will be ensured at 48 toll plazas on Delhi – Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai Corridors with effect from June 20, 2016.
“To facilitate purchase of FASTag by road users, points of sale on 23 Toll Plazas (list below) are available on these corridors. Out of these, 19 points of sale are already working and 4 will be added within a week. Various events activities viz. awareness drive on benefits of FASTag, such as identification of bulk customers through transport truckers associations etc. will be organized on these two corridors,” the release said.
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 more than 325 toll plazas on National Highways across the country.
FASTag has a onetime 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.
Government has allowed NHAI to give 10% cash back incentive on toll payments in financial year 2016-17 for FASTag users.
The cash back amount for a particular month is credited back to the FASTag account at the beginning of the next month.