National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will now sell FASTags through Common Services Centre (CSC) near toll plazas.
FASTags are used for Electronic Toll Collection (ETC). Selling of FASTags through CSC has been done in consultation with RBI and NPCI. They can also be purchased online from issuer banks websites /NHAI website /IHMCL website and will be delivered by courier at the door step of the purchaser.
It is expected that this move will increase the sale of FASTags by improving availability and access.
CSC has already sold 20 crore Aadhaar Cards in addition to achieving many milestones of Digital India in short duration due to their vast network.
Hybrid ETC work which involves installation and integration of RFID readers in all the Toll Plaza lanes is already under progress and is likely to be completed by 31st October, 2017. Out of all Hybrid Lanes, at least one shall be exclusively dedicated for FASTag vehicles where no other mode of Toll Payment shall be accepted. This exclusive one lane for FASTag vehicles will be operational with effect from 1 September, 2017.