FASTag to help decrease human contact post-lockdown

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 11, 2020, 11:00 PM IST
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NHAI believes FASTag will help after the lockdown ends, as it helps reduce human contact during toll collection on highways.

As the country stepped into the last week of lockdown 3.0 National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) claimed that FASTag will be a very beneficial tool post-lockdown.

FASTag is a technical tool that helps in collection of toll money on highways without human contact.

FASTag employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for making toll payments on national highways directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it. A prepaid tag, fixed on vehicles' windscreen, allows automated deduction of toll charges, and lets any vehicle pass through a toll plaza with zero human contact.

The tool will help post-lockdown as it will limit the human contact, making sure the deadly coronavirus does not spread through toll booths.

"FASTag nullifies the chances of contracting Corona virus as there is no human contact between drivers and the toll booth workers unlike during cash transactions," NHAI said.

A total of 1.68 crore FASTags have been issued across the country till the beginning of May 2020.