Friends, These days a new system is very popular in the field of transport in India. We call it "Fast Tag" and you may know already about it if you cross any Toll regularly. Most of the people don't know what is this "Fast Tag" and it's usage. No worry , I'm here with the details about Fast Tag.
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The system was initially set up as a pilot project in 2014 on the stretch of the Golden Quadrilateral (स्वर्णिम चतुर्भुज) between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
Fast Tag is an electronic toll collection system, operated by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). It employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it.
It is affixed on the windscreen of the vehicle and enables to drive through toll plazas without stopping for transactions. You will have to use the lanes demarcated for FAST Tags. As the vehicle reaches the toll Plaza, a unique identification number that is embedded on the tag is read by road side RFID reader.
The tag can be obtained at toll plazas or issuer agencies such as banks. Once inquiry form is filled and query is generated, customer can visit the office to fill up a required form and submit necessary documents to create a FAST Tag account.
There are 7 Tag classes as per tolling class at the toll of National Highway.
Fast Tag has a validity of 5 years. Fast Tags are non-transferable and One Fast Tag can be used only for one vehicle.
Advantage of Fast Tags:-
1- Ease of Payments.
2- No need to wait on long queues at tolls.
3- Obviously it will save your time. Its advantages are similar as METRO advantages.
4- No need to worry about change.
As per my understanding there is no disadvantage but some people may not like this because there is a requirement to maintain the minimum balance but it's for our benefits.
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