FASTag: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Promoting Digital and IT based payment through FASTag

Ministry of Road Transport and Highway recently notified draft notification to seek comments from the stakeholders on making FASTag mandatory for old vehicles sold before 1st December 2017. Key points It proposed, having a valid FASTag will be mandatory while getting a new 3rd Party Insurance through an amendment in FORM 51 (certificate of Insurance). ..

UPI transactions at record 1.49 billion in July

In the first such case, the Unified Payments Interface based transactions have reached the highest ever tally of 1.49 billion in the month of July whereas the total value of transactions has reached the lifetime high of Rs 2.9 lakh crore. This proves more people trust this platform and also the individual transaction value is ..

Special Drive Initiated To Remove Speed Breakers from National Highway

Under different situations, roads of different categories are designed and designated with speeds as per the safety and convenience of the vehicles, designed to cater high-speed traffic without any hindrance, the National Highways under the jurisdiction of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in its commitment to provide commuters on National Highway a safe, smooth ..

TV Awareness Campaign on FASTag released

The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Nitin Gadkari released a TV awareness campaign on FASTag on Tuesday, 17th December 2019. The TV campaign featuring renowned Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who is also the brand ambassador of Ministry’s Road Safety will give the FASTag initiative a further ..

NHAI Gears up for the Implementation of FASTag Mandate

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Ministry had mandated to declare all lanes of fee plazas on National Highways as “FASTag lanes” by 1st December 2019, while provisioning one lane (in each direction) which would be kept as hybrid lane to accept FASTag and other modes of payment. The move was taken to give a ..