The Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways had made FASTag on national highways across the country for all private and public vehicles – four-wheelers and above – from December 1, 2019. Now the Transport Ministry has issued a draft notification mandating FASTag in older vehicles sold before December 2017, which will be effective from January 2021.
According to the new guidelines of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, it will be mandatory to install FASTag in those vehicles which are registered before December 1, 2017, from January next year. Apart from this, the ministry has also proposed to make FASTag compulsory to make third party insurance effective from April 2021. In this regard, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has also issued a notification.
In a statement, the ministry said, as per the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, from 2017 FASTag has been made mandatory for all registrations of new four-wheelers and to be supplied by the vehicle manufacturer or their dealers. Now it is proposed to amend the CMVR, 1989, to make the FASTag compulsory in older vehicles i.e. M and N class motor vehicles (four-wheelers) sold before December 1, 2017. This proposal will be applicable from January 2021. The ministry has notified the draft notification and has sought comments and suggestions from stakeholders.
FASTag mandatory for third-party insurance of vehicles
The government has issued new rules. According to the new rules, now Fastag has also been made mandatory for third party insurance of cars. From April 2021, FASTag will be necessary for third party insurance of the vehicle.
Explain that earlier, the government had instructed to take the details of fastag in the vehicle while registering vehicles or issuing fitness certificate to them.