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Get FASTag from NHAI free of cost between these dates

In order to increase digital collection of user fee via FASTag at NH fee plazas, the NHAI has decided to waive off the FASTag cost of Rs 100
New Delhi: In order to increase digital collection of user fee at NH fee plazas, the NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) has decided to waive off the cost of Rs 100 for NHAI FASTag between February 15 and 29. NHAI had earlier waived of the fee from November 22 to December 15, 2019 to encourage people to adopt FASTag.

Where can you get free NHAI FASTag?

Road users can visit any authorised physical point-of-sale locations with a valid Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle and get a NHAI FASTag free of cost. NHAI FASTag may be purchased from all NH fee plazas, RTOs, Common Service Centres, transport hubs, petrol pumps, etc. To search for the nearest NHAI FASTag point-of-sale locations, one may download MyFASTag App, or visit www.ihmcl.com or Call 1033 NH Helpline number, a press release said. The applicable security deposit and minimum balance amount for FASTag wallet shall, however, remain unchanged.

What is a FASTag?

FASTag is a sticker that a vehicle-user needs to put at the front of the windshield. The sticker acts as the radio frequency identity for the vehicle which is automatically read by sensors installed at toll plazas. This enables faster movement of traffic as the toll fee is deducted automatically from the bank account or the wallet linked to the radio frequency identity. The system makes use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to help recognise the passing of a vehicle, along with details such as the vehicle class and the status of the tag. The tags can be issued by 23 certified banks, including some small finance banks, payments banks and co-operative banks. They can also be obtained from select toll plazas, petrol pumps, RTOs, or online at Amazon. Users can also download their FASTags from the MyFASTag app (available for Android and iPhone) and then proceed to either buy from the banks or at Amazon through the app.