FASTag: How much fine do you need to pay if you don’t have it

Feb 15, 2021

By: Navdeep Yadav

The government said the automatic toll plaza payment system FASTag… being made mandatory for all vehicles in the country from February 15, midnight.

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What happens to the cash lane?

Till now, toll plazas had a cash lane to accept payment in cash. However, there will be no such lanes from February 16.

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​What is a FASTag?

FASTag reloadable tag enables an automatic deduction of toll by the National Highway Authority of India.

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​Cost of installing a FASTag?

FASTag has a one-time fee of ₹200, a Reissuance fee of ₹100, and a refundable security deposit of ₹200.

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​Where to buy FASTag?

You can buy FASTag through authorized banks, e-payment portals and also from booths set up next to most toll plazas.

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​The Transport Ministry had mandated FASTag in "M and N" categories of vehicles

"M" category is for vehicles with 4-wheels for carrying passengers and "N" for vehicles with 4-wheels for carrying goods.

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​What happens if you don't have a FASTag?

Vehicle owners with no FASTag will have to pay twice the fee at electronic toll plazas across India.

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​Would the deadline for installing FASTag be extended again?

The government had extended the registration date several times before, and now it would not be extended anymore.

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​What happens in case your vehicle has a FASTag, but it is not valid or functioning?

In case the FASTag is not valid or functional, you will still have to pay twice the applicable fee.

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Why is the government pushing for FASTag?

It has been done to promote digital payment, reduce congestion and fuel consumption at the fee plazas.

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FASTag important for availing fitness certificate and third party vehicle insurance from April 1.

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