14th July, 2021, more than 3.54 crore FASTags have been issued
The government has declared all lanes of fee plazas on National Highways as “FASTag lane of the fee plaza” for collection of user fees through digital payment via FASTag w.e.f. midnight of 15th/16th February 2021. At present, all fee plazas on National Highways are fully equipped with a FASTag system. After the declaration of all lanes as FASTag Lanes, the overall FASTag penetration has reached approximately 96%, from 80% on 14th February 2021. As of 14th July 2021, more than 3.54 crore FASTags have been issued.
Improvement in process/technology for the collection of user fees is a continuous process. Efforts are also made towards the adoption of new technology & process.
Mandatory provision of an airbag for the driver and co-driver has been made under the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.
This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.