User fee collection through FASTag crosses Rs 80 cr per day with record 50 lakh transactions.

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has said the electronic toll collection through FASTag has crossed Rs 80 crore a day with a record of 50 lakh transactions per day.

Over 2.20 crore FASTag has been issued so far.

With FASTag being mandatory for vehicles from January 1, 2021, the NHAI has made all necessary arrangements to provide seamless movement of vehicles at toll plazas, it said.

Adoption of FASTag has helped highway users save time and fuel at the toll plazas, NHAI said.
It added that the digital transaction has got a push following the recent amendment in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules.

FASTag is easily available at over 30,000 points of sale (PoS) across the country and mandatorily available at NHAI toll plazas, it said.

It is also available online through Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal. The FASTag program has partnered with 27 issuer banks and has included several options to simplify its recharge facilities such as Bharat Bill Payment System, UPI, and Paytm, as well as My FASTag mobile app.
In addition, a cash recharge facility is also being provided at PoS at toll plazas for the convenience of users.

FASTag uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, which provides users a smooth crossover at toll plazas without halting. The payment is made digitally through the FASTag linked to the bank wallet