NHAI Implements 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' Norm

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The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has initiated the 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' norm to address misuse of FASTags.

An Overview of the News

  • This norm discourages the practice of using a single FASTag for multiple vehicles or linking multiple FASTags to a single vehicle.

Compliance Deadline Extension:

  • NHAI extended the compliance deadline for the initiative until the end of March due to issues faced by Paytm FASTag users.

Effective Enforcement Date:

  • Starting April 1st, 2024, multiple FASTags for a single vehicle will cease to function, and users with such setups won't be able to utilize them.

Objectives of the Initiative:

  • NHAI aims to enhance the efficiency of electronic toll collection and ensure smooth traffic flow at toll plazas through the 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' initiative.

Overview of FASTag System:

  • FASTag, operated by NHAI, is an electronic toll collection system widely adopted in India with over 8 crore users and a penetration rate of around 98%.

  • It utilizes Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for toll payments directly from linked prepaid or savings accounts or directly to the toll owner.

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