By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 15, Feb 2021, 10:53 am IST | UPDATED: 15, Feb 2021, 11:05 am IST
Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said the deadline for implementation of FASTag would not be extended further, adding the vehicle owners should immediately adopt the e-payment facility.
Asserting that everybody should immediately buy FASTag, he said the Centre had at least thrice before extended FASTag registration date limit.
The Union Minister further said, “FASTag is also available on toll nakas and people should purchase and use it for seamless traffic”.
The FASTag registration has gone up to 90 percent on some routes and only 10 percent people are left,” he told the media in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
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Gadkari’s remarks came as the government announced all lanes in the fee plazas on National Highways shall be declared as “FASTag lane of the fee plaza” with effect from Monday midnight.
Therefore, as per NH Fee Rules 2008, any vehicle not fitted with FASTag or vehicle without valid, functional FASTagentering into the FASTag lane of the fee plaza shall pay a fee equivalent to two times of the fee applicable to that category, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.
The Ministry, however, clarified this has been done to further promote fee payment through digital mode, reduce waiting time and fuel consumption, and provide for a seamless passage through the fee plazas.
The Ministry had mandated the fitment of FASTag in M&N categories of motor vehicles with effect from January 1, 2021.
Category ‘M’ stands for a motor vehicle with at least four wheels used for carrying passengers while Category ‘N’ stands for a motor vehicle with at least four wheels used for carrying goods, which may also carry persons in addition to goods.
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