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One Vehicle, One FASTag Initiative of NHAI

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 17-01-2024
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NHAI has implemented the 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' initiative to improve the efficiency of electronic toll collection and enable seamless movement at toll plazas. 

About 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' initiative 

The initiative 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' aims to discourage using the same FASTag for multiple vehicles or linking multiple FASTags to one vehicle.

  • The highway developer is encouraging FASTag users to complete the 'Know Your Customer' (KYC) process for their latest FASTag by updating KYC per RBI guidelines.

Please take note of the following information: 

  • As of 31 January, banks will deactivate or blacklist FASTags with incomplete KYC, even if they have a valid balance. To avoid inconvenience, users must complete the KYC for their latest FASTag. 
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has emphasized the need for FASTag users to comply with the 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' rule. 
  • As such, all previously issued FASTags must be discarded through their respective banks, and only the latest FASTag account will remain active. Any previous tags will be deactivated or blocked after 31 January 2024. 
  • NHAI took this initiative in response to reports of multiple FASTags being issued for the same vehicle and FASTags being issued without proper KYC, violating RBI's mandate. 
  • Furthermore, some FASTags need to be properly affixed to the vehicle's windscreen, leading to delays at toll plazas and causing inconvenience to fellow National Highway users. 
  • With a penetration rate of around 98% and over 8 crore users, FASTag has revolutionized the Electronic Toll Collection system in the country. 
  • The 'One Vehicle, One FASTag' initiative aims to make toll operations more efficient and ensure seamless and comfortable journeys for National Highway users.

About FASTag

  • FASTag is a device, that uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to enable toll payments while the vehicle is in motion. 
  • It is essentially an RFID passive tag on the vehicle's windscreen linked to a customer's prepaid or savings/current account.
  • FASTag allows customers to drive through toll plazas without stopping for toll payments. 
  • The toll fee is deducted from the customer's linked account.
  • It's important to note that FASTag is vehicle-specific and cannot be transferred to another vehicle once it's been affixed.

About NHAI

The National Highway Authority of India was established by the NHAI Act in 1988. The act was created to form an authority to develop, maintain, and manage national highways and other related matters. 

  • As part of the National Highways Development Project, the NHAI has managed 50329 kilometers of national highways and other minor projects.


Answer: One Vehicle, One FASTag Initiative

Answer: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology

Answer: At Toll Plazas

Answer: NHAI Act in 1988.
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