The toll collection through FASTag crossed Rs 80 crores per day on December 24, 2020, with a record 50 lakh FASTag transactions per day. With more than 2.20 crore FASTag issued to date, adoption of FASTag by Highway users has seen unprecedented growth.
With FASTag being mandatory for vehicles from January 1, 2021, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has made all necessary arrangements to provide seamless movement of vehicles at fee plazas. Adoption of FASTag has helped highway travelers to save time and fuel at the toll plazas, said an official.
The official adds, As social distancing has become the new norm, commuters are increasingly looking at FASTag as a toll payment option as it nullifies the chances of any human contact between the drivers and the toll operators. Being an inclusive technological tool for toll collection on highways, FASTag is a more practical and beneficial option.
The digital transaction has got a necessary push with the recent amendment in the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, 2019. FASTag is easily available at over 30,000 points of sale (PoS) across the country and mandatorily available at NHAI toll plazas.