Govt makes use of FASTag mandatory for availing any discount in toll charges

Government has made FASTag mandatory to allow users avail any discount at the highway toll plazas across the country. The decision has been taken to promote digital mode of payment and ensure seamless travel on the National Highways.

The ministry of Road transport and highways amended the National Highways Fee Rules, 2008 to allow discount for users making a return journey within 24 hours and other local exemptions only in cases where vehicle carries a valid functional FASTag.

The Ministry has also informed that the amendment would also enable automatic discount and no prior receipt or intimation will be necessary if return journeys are completed within 24 hours.