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Immediately adopt FASTag now, won't extend deadline, says Nitin Gadkari

The FASTag registration has gone up to 90 per cent on some routes and only 10 per cent people are left.

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Nitin Gadkari  | FASTag

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport  and Highways Minister
Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport and Highways Minister

Union Transport Minister on Sunday said deadline for the implementation of would not be extended further, and the vehicle owners should immediately adopt the e-payment facilty.

FASTags, which facilitate electronic payment of fee at toll plazas, was introduced in 2016. Making the tags compulsory would also help in ensuring that vehicles pass seamlessly through the toll plazas, as the fee payment would be done electronically.

Replying to a query on FASTags at the Nagpur airport, Gadkari said the government had extended registration date limit two-three times before; and now, it would not be extended further. Now, everybody should immediately buy

The FASTag registration has gone up to 90 per cent on some routes and only 10 per cent people are left. FASTag is also available on toll nakas and people should purchase and use it for seamless traffic, he said.

The central government extended the FASTag deadline for the vehicles from January 1, 2021, to February 15, 2021.

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First Published: Sun, February 14 2021. 22:54 IST
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