The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to ensure capturing of FASTag details while registering new vehicles or issuing fitness certificate to vehicles in the country.
In a letter addressed to NIC, with copies to all the States and UTs, the Ministry has informed that full integration of National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) with VAHAN portal has been achieved, and the same has gone live with API on May 14. The VAHAN system is now getting all information on FASTags.
Now, the Ministry has asked to ensure capturing FASTag details while registering new vehicles, and also issuing fitness certificates to vehicles plying under national permit.
The fitment of FASTag in new vehicles at the time of sales of vehicles of category M and N was made mandatory in 2017. Fitment of FASTag is to ensure that vehicles crossing the National Highway fee plazas use the electronic medium of FASTag payment, and avoid cash payment. Such measures would minimise possibilities of spreading coronavirus at NH toll plazas, it added.