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Over 26 lakh FASTags issued: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

To ensure hassle free movement of vehicles at toll plazas, the government so far has issued 26 lakh FASTags, Parliament was informed today.

"The Ministry of Road and Highways (MoRTH), through (NHAI) has launched programme to allow cashless payment of user fee for near non-stop movement of vehicles through toll plazas. As on August 3, 2018, 26,59,042 RFID Tags have been issued," of State for Road and Highways told the Lok Sabha in a written reply today.

The said financial concession is given to users.

As per the Gazette notification on September 2, 2017, all new motor vehicles sold on or after the December 1, 2017, shall be fitted with

Mandaviya said the government has taken a number of steps to popularise FASTags among highway users.

"To facilitate easy availability of FASTag, it is being made available through kiosks set up by tag-issuer banks and also through Mobile applications such as My FASTag have also started taking requests and providing FASTag to interested road users," he said.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 21:35 IST