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FASTag: Government gave relaxation of 30 days at 65 toll plazas, cash payment becomes reason

FASTag Government gave relaxation of 30 days at 65 toll plazas, cash payment becomes reason

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement on Wednesday that this temporary arrangement is for 30 days.

The government has relaxed the rules of FASTag at 65 toll plazas for some time as people pay cash on toll tax. On these 65 toll points, the routes with 25 percent fastag fee have been allowed to be converted into a mixed payment line for 30 days. Hybrid or mixed lanes can have both fastag pay and cash paying vehicles. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement on Wednesday that this temporary arrangement is for 30 days.

Fastag system implemented from 15 December

This step has been taken at the request of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), so that the citizens are not inconvenienced. The government has implemented Fastag based electronic toll tax collection system on all toll plazas of NHAI from 15 December. Under this, cash payment has been banned on at least 75 per cent lane of the toll plaza.

At the toll plaza, cash payment will be arranged only on the maximum 25 per cent lane. These 65 toll plazas are located in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Chandigarh and Andhra Pradesh.

Ministry called the relaxation temporary

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has written in a letter to NHAI Chairman SS Sandhu that up to 25 per cent of the ‘Fastag Lane of Fei Plaza’ can be temporarily converted to hybrid lanes as per the traffic conditions at these 65 toll plazas. . It will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

It has been clarified in the letter that this is a temporary arrangement which is for 30 days. The motive behind this is to ensure smooth flow of traffic so that people do not have any kind of inconvenience.

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