FASTag will be available for free for 15 days

NEW DELHI: To improve even more electronic toll collection , the National Highway Authority of India has decided to resign FASTag fee till February 29 , the government said on Wednesday.

The government has deployed the FASTag toll collection system based on more than 527 nationals roads in the country.

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To further increase the digital collection of the user rate through FASTag at NH fee plazas , the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to waive off the FASTag cost of Rs 100 for NHAI FASTag between February 15 and 29, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transportation and Highways said in a statement.

Road users can visit any authorized point of sale with a valid vehicle registration certificate (RC) and obtain an NHAI FASTag Free, he said.

NHAI FASTag s can be purchased from all national highway fee plazas, regional transport offices, common service centres, transport hubs, and petrol pumps, among others, it added.

To find the nearest NHAI FASTag point-of-sale locations, one may download My FASTag App, or visit www.ihmcl.com or Call 1033 NH helpline number," the statement said.

The applicable security deposit and the minimum balance amount for FASTag Wallet, however, will remain unchanged.

NHAI had previously announced NHAI for free FASTag from November 22 to December 15 of last year.

Last month, Minister of Road and Highway Transportation Nitin Gadkari said after FASTag system on national roads for electronic toll collection , the revenue per day has swelled to Rs 87 crore, from Rs 68 crore.

Once the system is fully implemented, NHAI expects an income of Rs 100 million per day.

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