FASTag records highest ever collection in a day
The toll collection through FASTag first time crossed Rs 80 crore per day on 24 December 2020 with record 50 lakh FASTag transactions per day. Approximately 2.20 crore FASTag have been issued till date. With FASTag being mandatory for vehicles from 1 January 2021, the NHAI has made arrangements to provide seamless movement of vehicles at fee plazas. Adoption of FASTag has helped highway users to save time and fuel at the toll plazas. The digital transaction has got necessary push through the recent amendment in Central Motor Vehicle Rules.
FASTag is available at over 30,000 points of sale (PoS) across the country and mandatorily available at NHAI toll plazas. It is also available online through Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal. The programme has partnered with 27 issuer banks and, has included several options to simplify its recharge facility such as Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS), UPI, Online payments, My FASTag Mobile App, PAYTM, Google pay and others. In addition, cash recharge facility is also being provided at Point of Sales (PoS) at Toll Plazas for convenience of users.
FASTag uses Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology that provide users a smooth and effortless cross-over at Toll plazas without waiting/halting. The payment is made digitally through the FASTag linked to the bank wallet.