Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that Fastag has been made mandatory for all vehicles from January 1. Addressing a program through video conferencing here on Thursday, Gadkari said that the exemption that was being given to some vehicles till now has been abolished and fastag became necessary for all vehicles from 1 January 2021. is.
The central government had issued a notification in November this year to make the fastag system compulsory for all vehicles from January 1. The Fastag system was implemented in 2011 and by 2018 more than 34 lakh vehicles were using Fastag. Fastag was made mandatory for all vehicles purchased after 2017. He said that with this arrangement, all vehicles will not have to stop at toll plazas for cash payment of tolls and travel time will be saved.
In order to promote electronic toll collection, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification, under which fastag will be mandatory for all four wheelers from 1 January 2021. In such a situation, Fastag will be mandatory for those older than January 1, which have been sold before December 1, 2017.