NHAI has started selling FASTags — the RFID stickers that can be used to make electronic payment for toll charges — free of cost till December 1.
Read our earlier blog on fast tags getting mandatory from 1st Dec, 2019
It was announced by Mr SS Sandhu (Chairman of NHAI) that Rs 150 Deposit will also be borne by NHAI itself.
This offer is also backed up by Road Transport and Highway Minister Mr Nitin Gadkari for period of 21st Nov, 2019 till 1st Dec, 2019.
While the tags are free, but customers will have to put their money to recharge for toll expenses. This has been done to promote customers to buy tags for their vehicle before mandatory rollout of toll collection by fast tags.
It is a good initiative specially for those who have not yet purchased fast tags, this will definitely encourage adoption of fast tags.
Source – Businessline