FASTags compulsory for all 4-wheelers from Jan 2021


As per a notification by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, FASTags will be compulsory for all 4-wheelers from January 1, 2021.


FASTags were made mandatory for new 4-wheelers sold from December 2017 onwards. However, now all 4-wheelers, irrespective of their year of manufacturing, will be required to have FASTags. FASTag has become mandatory for M and N class four-wheelers sold before December 1, 2017. For this, the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 were amended. The ministry issued a notification regarding this on November 6.


From April 1, 2021, FASTag will be required for third party insurance as well.


More than 18.09 million FASTags have been issued since they were launched 4 years ago. At present, there are 26 member banks that are issuing FASTags. More than 693 toll plazas including 48 state toll plazas and 20 city toll plazas accept FASTags.

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