- Non-fastag users will be charged double the fees if they use the Fastag lane
- Only one hybrid lane at each toll plaza for other modes of payment
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has declared that all lanes at all toll plazas on national highways across the country will be dedicated Fastag lanes from 1, December 2019. Additionally, non-Fastag users will be charged double the fees if they use the Fastag lanes.
According to MoRTH, there will be one hybrid lane at every toll plaza to facilitate over-sized vehicles. This lane will accept Fastag as well as other modes of payment. The government aims to promote faster payment of fees through the digital mode. Another benefit would be faster movement of vehicular traffic and reduction of jams at the toll plazas.
All brand new four wheelers sold from 1 December 2017 come fitted with Fastags. The Fastag is fitted by the manufacturer or their authorised dealer. Fastag is a device that uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to make payments at toll plazas from a prepaid account linked to it.