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Mandatory implementation of FASTag from today; hybrid lane open till Feb 15

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways mandated fitment of FASTag with effect from Friday, in M and N categories of motor vehicles sold before December 1, 2017

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The National Highways Authority of India introduced FASTags that uses radio frequency identification technology and allows cars to pass tolls without stopping for payment
A toll plaza

mandated fitment of with effect from Friday, in M and N categories of motor vehicles sold before December 1, 2017.

Notably, 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.

The Ministry in an official release clarified that the Central Motor Vehicle (CMV) Rule stands in force as it is.

However, the Ministry said that at hybrid lanes of fee plazas on highways, fee payment can be made through as well as in cash mode till February 15, 2021.

"Moreover, in lanes of fee plazas, payment of fees will continue to be through FASTag only," it added.

The Ministry also clarified that it is committed to the implementation of 100 per cent e-tolling at fee plazas from today onwards, mandated under CMV Rules, as amended.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, January 01 2021. 07:08 IST
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