IAS Gyan

Daily News Analysis


28th December, 2020 POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

Context: Road Transport & Highways Minister has announced that FASTag is being made mandatory for all vehicles in the country from new year.

  • FASTag will be enforced from 1st of January, 2021.
  • It will be useful for the commuters as they will not need to stop at toll plazas for cash payments. It will also save time and fuel.
  • Four banks together issued nearly a lakh FASTags, launched in 2016.
  • Over 34 lakh FASTags were issued in 2018.
  • The Ministry had issued a notification last month making FASTag mandatory by 1st of January 2021 in old vehicles also sold before 1st December, 2017.