While commuting on the National Highways (NHs), you may have come across a board above one of the toll booths which reads ‘FASTag’, which allows vehicles to pass through without a stop. Those vehicles use FASTags. It is a tag which allows specific tools to automatically deduct the toll charges for the car, without going through the hassle of stopping for cash transactions on the toll gates. FASTag is Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology enabled and is affixed on the vehicle’s windscreen. To make the purchase of the FASTags more convenient for the users, two mobile applications are in place. More than 2 million people have now purchased FASTags, which is a magnificent achievement. The users can purchase FASTags on the web from the National Highways Authority of India, IHMCL (Indian Highways Management Company Ltd) and several issuing banks’ websites.
According to a report, national and state highways in India amount to less than 5 percent of the roads but account for 80 pecontinue reading →