Mumbai made FASTag compulsory! Yes, now Mumbaikars will have to use FASTag for their car as it has been made mandatory for road trips. Not only this it involves the crossing of any toll plazas across national highways in India.
Tere are five toll plazas to enter the city where it’s important to have Fastags including Dahisar (Western Expressway), Mulund (Lal Bahadur Shastri Road), Mulund (East Expressway), Airoli (Mulund-Airoli Road) and Vashi (Siva-Panvel Road). The Union government had earlier made it mandatory for all vehicles passing through any toll plaza to have FASTags from February 15 failing which they have to pay double the toll as a penalty. This could benefit more than 20,000 to 25,000 vehicle owners and will further reduce the jams caused due to it. Also, customers can now do it online through FASTag and then they can get a pass for it.
FASTags were made mandatory Rajiv Gandhi Bandra-Worli Sea Bridge and Mumbai-Pune Expressway from January 1, 2021. A FASTag is valid from the date of issuance for a period of 5 years.