In order to promote fee payment through digital mode and provide for seamless passage through fee plazas, Government has declared all lanes of fee plazas on National Highways as “FASTag lane of the fee plaza” w.e.f. midnight of 15th/16th February 2021. At present, all fee plazas on National Highways are fully equipped with FASTag system. After declaration of all lanes as FASTag Lanes, the overall FASTag penetration has reached approximately 96%, from 80% on 14th February, 2021.
Improvement in technology for collection of user fee is a continuous process; Government is actively pursuing the developments in this field.
This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri NitinGadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.