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New Delhi : National Highways Authority of India (NAHI) on August 17, 2017, launched two mobile Apps – MyFASTag and FASTag Partner in New Delhi to facilitate the availability of FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection (ETC).

Speaking on the occasion, NHAI Chairman Deepak Kumar said the cumbersome method of purchase and recharge of FASTags has been one of the major challenges with the ETC project. The mobile Apps launched today will ease the process making it possible to buy or recharge FASTags at the click of a mobile button, according to a PIB release.

MyFASTag is a consumer App that can be downloaded from the App Store for both Android and iOS systems. A consumer can purchase or recharge FASTags on this App. The App also helps to keep track of transactions and provides for online grievance redressal.

FASTag Partner is a merchant App. Agencies like Common Services Centre, banking partners and vehicle dealers can sell and enroll  FASTag through this App. In addition to this, the App can also be used to activate the RFID tags that came built in with around 74 lakh cars in the country following the 2013 Gazette Notification in this regard. These RFID tags are already fixed on the cars but are dormant. This App will convert these RFID tags into ETC Tag (FASTag), according to the PIB release.

Deepak Kumar also informed that from October 1, 2017, all lanes of all 371 NHAI toll plazas in the country will become FASTag enabled.  One lane in every toll plaza will be a dedicated FASTag lane where no other form of payment will be accepted.  The other lanes, though FASTag enabled, can accept other forms of payment too.

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