Beware Of This FASTag Fraud Which Is Fooling Drivers, Stealing Their Money!
Everything in the world has a scope for abuse and misuse, and today we are talking about FASTags in the context of the same. Many cases of FASTag fraud have been seen. About the selling of fake FASTag online, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has warned people about fake FASTags that some fraudsters are selling online.
Just like NHAI / IHMCL, these fraudsters are selling these online. They seem to be real but are not and hence some diligence at the end of citizens can be instrumental.
National Highway Authority of India has directed people to visit https://ihmcl.co.in/ in order to buy the original FASTag.
In addition to these sites, FASTag can also be purchased from listed banks and authorized point of sale agents.
There is a helpline number, 1033, provided so that people can complain about the fake FASTags to the National Highway Authority Of India.
Since 15 February, FASTags have been made compulsory across the country by the government.
Government Promoting The Digital Mode
If you are not having FASTag fitted on your vehicle, then you would have to pay double fee at the electronic toll plaza for the specific category the promotion. In order to promote fee payment through digital mode as well as reducing the waiting time as well as fuel consumption and providing for a seamless passage through the fee plazas.
This has been done to further promote fee payment through digital mode, reduce waiting time and fuel consumption, and provide for a seamless passage through the fee plazas, clarifies the government speaking about FASTag.
What Is FASTag? Charges for FASTag
It is a tag which is simple to use as well as is reloadable, enables automatic deduction of toll plaza charges. This eliminates the need to stop and do the cash transaction.
FASTag has a one-time fee of Rs 200, a Reissuance fee of Rs 100, and a refundable security deposit of Rs 200.