NHAI implements 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' rule to streamline toll plaza operations

BNE News Desk

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New Delhi: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has introduced the 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' mandate effective April 1.

The new regulation is designed to deter the practice of employing a single FASTag for multiple vehicles or associating multiple FASTags with a single vehicle.

NHAI had previously extended the compliance deadline for the 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' initiative to the end of March, considering the challenges faced by users of Paytm FASTag.

According to reports, deliberate instances of failing to affix FASTags on windshields by drivers have also contributed to delays at toll plazas, causing inconvenience to fellow highway users.

The enforcement of this regulation by NHAI comes in response to reports of instances where multiple FASTags were issued for a single vehicle and cases of FASTags being utilized without undergoing proper KYC verification.

Furthermore, the Reserve Bank of India recently advised customers and merchants of Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) to transition their accounts to other banks by March 15.

FASTag, an electronic toll collection system operated by NHAI, employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to facilitate toll payments directly from linked prepaid or savings accounts.

With a penetration rate of approximately 98% and over 8 crore users nationwide, FASTag is credited with revolutionizing electronic toll collection in India.

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