The Union Road Transport Ministry and Highways said that FASTag will be mandatory for all cars and bigger vehicles which were sold before 1 December 2017. The Government in their statement said “As per Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, since 1st December 2017, the FASTag had been made mandatory for all registration of new four-wheeled Vehicles and is being supplied by the Vehicle Manufacturer or their dealers. It had further been mandated that the renewal of fitness certificate will be done only after the fitment of FASTag for the Transport Vehicles. Further that for National Permit Vehicles the fitment of FASTag has been mandated since 1st Oct 2019.”
After the FASTag is being made mandatory the Government will ensure payment of fees by 100% at Toll Plazas through the Electronic Means only and that the vehicles pass seamlessly through the Fee Plazas. Vehicle fitness certificate will be renewed only if the vehicle has FASTag mandated.