One Vehicle One FASTag Policy 2024: New FASTag Rule in India

In a significant move to regulate the use of FASTags across the country, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has rolled out a new policy known as the ‘One Vehicle, One FASTag’ rule. This initiative aims to streamline toll collection procedures and prevent misuse of FASTags by restricting their use to one vehicle per FASTag. Effective from April 1, 2024, this policy marks a pivotal step in enhancing the efficiency and fairness of toll payment systems on highways.

Objectives of One Vehicle One FASTag

The ‘One Vehicle One FASTag’ policy is driven by several key objectives:

  1. Enhance efficiency: The primary goal is to expedite toll collection processes, ensuring smoother and faster transactions for vehicles passing through toll plazas.
  2. Discourage misuse: By prohibiting the use of multiple FASTags for a single vehicle, the policy aims to deter individuals from exploiting loopholes in toll payment systems.
  3. Ensure fairness: Promoting equitable toll payment practices by mandating one FASTag per vehicle, thereby eliminating disparities in toll collection.
  4. Enhance convenience: Simplifying toll payment procedures for drivers by enforcing a single FASTag rule, enhancing overall convenience and user experience.

Details of One Vehicle One FASTag

  • Article: One Vehicle One FASTag
  • Effective From: April 1, 2024
  • Concerned Government: Central Government of India
  • Concerned Authority: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Rule: Only One FASTag for One Vehicle
  • Concerned People: Vehicle Owners

About FASTag

FASTag is an electronic toll collection system based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, aimed at ensuring efficient toll collection on national highways. Operated by the NHAI, FASTag has become integral to toll payment processes, providing a seamless and cashless experience for commuters.

Until March 31, 2024, individuals could use multiple FASTags for a single vehicle or a single FASTag for multiple vehicles. However, with the introduction of the ‘One Vehicle One FASTag’ policy from April 1, 2024, vehicle owners are now required to use separate FASTags for each of their vehicles. This proactive measure by NHAI aims to curb misuse and promote fair toll payment practices, aligning with the evolving digital infrastructure of India’s transportation sector.

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