FASTags deadline extended
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Science & Technology
- The government issued an order extending the deadline for FASTags to become mandatory by 30 days and requiring 25% of lanes at toll plazas to be kept open for cash transactions.
- FASTag is an electronic toll collection system in India, operated by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
- It employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it or directly toll owner.
- It is affixed on the windscreen of the vehicle and enables to drive through toll plazas without stopping for transactions.