Indian roads will need to have FASTags, as a mandatory requirement.
This also includes older cars, sold before 2017.
In addition, FASTags will now be required to take out third-party insurance.
FASTags is Now Compulsory For All Cars
According to the notification issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), all four-wheeled vehicles on Indian roads should have FASTags.
FASTags are now mandatory for all old cars sold before 2017, as well as for all new cars sold, as of January 1, 2021. The Indian government has made the necessary changes to the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989 to ensure that new cars rules apply.
In a statement, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said it “is making FASTag mandatory to be available by January 1, 2021 in older vehicles as well, that is, motor vehicles of category M and N (four wheels) sold before December 1, 2017 to modifications of the CMVR, 1989 ″,
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Note here that FASTags were mandatory for all new cars, which were sold after 2017. But now the new rules of the Motor Vehicles Act also impose FASTags for all old cars and 4-wheelers.
FASTags Mandatory For Fitness Certificate, Insurance
Govt of India has likewise made FASTags obligatory for getting wellness endorsement of the vehicle, just as getting outsider protection.
The principles for eForm 51 (Certificate of Insurance) has been changed, which makes FASTags as a mandatory necessity to get outsider protection.
The standard for outsider protection will be pertinent from April first, 2021.
Under The National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) program, Govt of India is making accessibility and admittance to getting new FASTags simpler, and consistent.
FASTags are paid ahead of time RFID labels, which are utilized to consequently deduct cost square charges from the vehicle, and there is no compelling reason to stop the vehicle and make the installment.