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Conference on ‘One Nation One Tag – FASTag’

Conference on ‘One Nation One Tag – FASTag’

Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a conference on 'One Nation One Tag – FASTag' in New Delhi on 14th October 2019, to roll out the process for having a unified electronic system across the country.

Key Points:

  • From December 1, 2019, all new cars having Radio Frequency Identification will be able to travel across the country without paying cash at toll plazas.
  • The conference will see the signing of MoUs with state departments and other agencies for bringing in a unified electronic tolling solution across the country.
  • MoU is signed between the Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL) and Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) for the integration of Fastag with GST E-Way Bill System.

About FasTags :

FASTags are operated by the National Highway Authorities of India in the year 2014.  These FASTags stickers are affixed to the windscreen of vehicles and it uses RFID technology. The tags are linked to bank accounts and other payment methods. when a car crosses a toll plaza, the amount is automatically deducted, and a notification is sent to the registered mobile phone number. Sensors are placed on toll barriers, and the barriers open for vehicles having valid FASTags.

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