Fastag deadline extended by Narendra Modi government; Learn all the details here | Fastag deadline for four-wheelers extended by a month and a half, now deadline is February 15

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There are about 30,000 Point of Sale (POS) available in the country, where Fastag can be easily purchased. (File photo)

If you haven’t installed Fastag on your four-wheeler yet, there’s nothing to worry about. The government has extended the deadline for Fastag to one and a half months. The first was the January 2021 deadline.

According to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Fastag currently accounts for about 75% -80% of toll transactions. In such a scenario, the government wants to increase this figure to 100%. Experts are also of the opinion that people should be paid from Fastag to avoid long queues at toll plazas.

Fastag was made mandatory for new four-wheelers at the time of registration from 1 December 2017. To implement this decision, the government also amended the Central Motor Vehicles Act-198.

New record of toll collection
According to NHAI, toll collection through e-toll on December 24 crossed Rs 80 crore per day. The NHAI says there are now more than 50 lakh transactions per day at all toll plazas across the country. So far, more than 2.20 crore fastags have been issued across the country.

Fastag is required for vehicles with a national license from 1 October 2019
Fastag has been made mandatory for vehicles with national permits from 1 October 2019. Fastag now requires third party insurance, effective April 1, 2021. The ministry said steps are being taken to ensure the availability of Fastag in a number of ways. It will be available both offline and online.

Where can I get Fastag?
According to NHAI, there are around 300,000 Point of Sale (POS) available in the country, where Fastag can be easily purchased. Apart from this, fastag stickers can be purchased from National Highway Toll Plaza and 22 banks. It is available on e-commerce platforms like Paytm, Amazon Mazon and Flipkart. Two different fastags will have to be purchased for the two vehicles.

How to recharge fastag?

  • If Fastag is connected to NHAI Prepaid Wallet, it can be recharged by check or by UPI / Debit Card / Credit Card / NEFT / Net Banking etc.
  • If the bank account is linked to Fastag, the money is deducted directly from the account.
  • If the Paytm wallet is connected to Fastag, money can be added directly from the wallet.