Jump to content
TriFOD
  • Welcome!

    Welcome to TriFOD, Hyderabad discussion platform for Travel, Housing, Food etc. Please register to join us for free.

FASTag is mandatory now or pay double price


Recommended Posts

FASTag is mandatory or pay double price. 

DSC_0007-01.jpeg.56ad51564f05ba5853ec7c0bbd2ccced.jpeg.0bf797cf2f4d1a93f0a6eb86b31bd8a3.jpeg.553f6547b7eab4dcc7af1306c1d40f81.jpeg

 

Govt: Statement 

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided that all lanes in the fee plazas on National Highways shall be declared as FASTag lane of the fee plaza w.e.f midnight of 15th/16th February 2021.Therefore, as per NH Fee Rules 2008, any vehicle not fitted with FASTag or vehicle without valid, functional FASTag entering into the FASTag lane of the fee plaza shall pay a fee equivalent to two times of the fee applicable to that category

 

  • Like 4
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Happy to look at this. This is one step in the right way. But Ministry should also look at the Fastag issues, and ensure that , the vendor providing the tags is also liable. 

He has very bad experience with icici tag. And now struck with it. 

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, shiva said:

FASTag is mandatory or pay double price. 

DSC_0007-01.jpeg.56ad51564f05ba5853ec7c0bbd2ccced.jpeg.0bf797cf2f4d1a93f0a6eb86b31bd8a3.jpeg.553f6547b7eab4dcc7af1306c1d40f81.jpeg

 

Govt: Statement 

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided that all lanes in the fee plazas on National Highways shall be declared as FASTag lane of the fee plaza w.e.f midnight of 15th/16th February 2021.Therefore, as per NH Fee Rules 2008, any vehicle not fitted with FASTag or vehicle without valid, functional FASTag entering into the FASTag lane of the fee plaza shall pay a fee equivalent to two times of the fee applicable to that category

 

Finally, this decision will be implemented. However, we need 1 more rule, as Trucks and Buses (heavy vehicles) should not enter the Car lane. I am also interested in knowing the mechanisms we have in situation where the vehicle has fasTag but not enough balance or zero balance; they ultimately pay in Cash or start re-charging the Tag and delay the movement of vehicles behind. Although, this generally happens with Trucks, and they very well enter the car lane to block the flow of traffic.

Edited by Kshitiz
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Kshitiz said:

where the vehicle has fasTag but not enough balance or zero balance;

 

This is the biggest concern. Tags with zero balance should offer over draft with a warning. 

There are numerous cases of fraud by toll operators stating tag is not readable. One should pay double amount. 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

It will me mess during early days. There will be numerous truck drivers who will fight to no end to avoid double payment(toll fee).  Rules are in right direction. 
There should be rules for toll operator also? 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/15/2021 at 12:46 AM, Kshitiz said:Although, this generally happens with Trucks, and they very well enter the car lane to block the flow of traffic.


Absolutely agree with @Kshitiz
This scene always happens. There has to be an exclusive lane for the heavy vehicles. 

I doubt if this is going to work. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all,

I completed my road trip to Hampi this weekend. Here are few observations related to tolls:

  • Cash payment is still on-going (Raikal and Shakhapur Tolls on Bengaluru highway); don't know if they were really charging double or not.
  • Gangavathi-Sindhanur tollways were Cash only, at both places 1) Sindhanur-Gangavathi road, and 2) Jabbalguda-Gangavathi road. I used Hospet -NH50-Gangavathi route during return trip. Looks like state highways are yet to implement FasTag.
  • Buses and trucks are still entering into LCV/Car/Jeep Lane; however, movement was fast.
  • I got an overdraft of Rs 25/- 🙂  at nanakramguda toll. My Fastag wallet was low on balance and I did not realize. As soon as I crossed the toll, I received SMS/notification on my eToll icici app that my fastag has been blocked, and minimum recharge amount is Rs 100/-

Hope this information would be helpful

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Kshitiz said:

Hope this information would be helpful

Thanks a lot for sharing your experience @Kshitiz.
Please do share a post in the route queries section on the latest route conditions on the route you have taken to Hampi as it could be very helpful for the users.. 

TIA 😊

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Our picks

    • Hyderabad to Gottamgutta, A short weekend getaway..
      Distance: 120 kms.  Road condition: Excellent (upto Zaheerabad) You divert from the highway towards Chincholi forest reserve near the Mahindra factory exit. The road is a single lane road and through the farms. 
        We started from Miyapur around 7 AM in 3 cars. Packed all the food and water. 
      Note: Be sure to carry your shoes as there would be a short trek to reach the banks of the lake. 
      I will let the pictures do the talking.   The road towards the Chincholi forest after getting down the NH 65

      The weather was good as the sun shone gently on us that morning


      The entry gate of the Chincholi forest was very welcome


      Though it was a mud track beyond the gate, the drive was smooth and fun.

       
      The track will is pretty narrow to just fit in 1 car at a time



      Our first pit stop was a small temple enroute amidst the Chincholi forest

       

       
        • Like
      • 31 replies
    • Hyderabad Weekend Getaways under 200 kilometers
      Weekend getaways
        • Like
      • 67 replies
    • Road trip in Electric Vehicle, San Francisco to Los Angeles
      Sharing a road trip experience in Tesla, will be update this log on daily basis(Three days trip). 
      This is not a leisure travel, We had to go on a work trip from SF to LA.
      I will be sharing road trip experience in EV with Pros and Cons when compared with ICE cars.

       
      Car Specifications:
      Range: 600 kilometers per charge (EPA) 0-100: 3.8 Seconds Top speed is limited to 250km/hr  Supports upto Level-3 charging : 250KW/hr Will be sharing more information on Tesla Super chargers in the upcoming posts  
      A day before the trip
       
      Planning:
      Road trips in electric cars need some planning when compared to traditional(ICE) cars. 
       
      STEP 1: 
      You can use Tesla website to plan your trip, Select the car that you are planning to take on a drive Check out the website for fun : https://www.tesla.com/trips SF to LA has close to 10+ Tesla super chargers(Distance : 600+ kilometers)
       
      STEP 2: 
      Calculate total charging time required, you can check Tesla website to understand your trip plan Total charging time required on a 616 kilometers trip is 55 minutes Details given above are in ideal conditions: 90% charge before you start, follow speed limits, no opposite wind, no cold weather(below 0C), no snow storm etc In real world, range varies, this is similar to our ARAI mileage Tesla calculates/displays range based on EPA(ARAI), add 15~20% range error All the Tesla Chargers are located close to some of the best food courts/restrooms  Total saving for the trip when compared with gas cars is 52$
       
      If you have any queries comment below, will answer them.
        • Like
      • 5 replies
    • Ola mega electric factory, can produce 30 EV's per minute
      Product capacity 20 lakhs two wheelers per year 500 Acers 10,000 jobs, you can apply here (https://olaelectric.com/) 10 production lines Will produce an EV every 2 seconds First Indian electric two-wheeler company to begin international exports
       
      Key Specs:
      100 kilometers per charge Top speed 100km/hr  
      Check out the video:
       
        • Like
      • 1 reply
    • New e-Pass Requirements by States (March 2021 onwards)
      Hi all,
      I wanted to create the list of states re-imposing e-pass requirements to travel, including  by road.
      Here's what I found. Please add to the list and also once it is lifted, please update the thread.
      I hope it will be helpful
       
      Tamil Nadu
      Dated 9-Mar-2021
      All passengers coming by road and by flight to Tamil Nadu need an e-pass, the state government has decided, in a slew of new rules for domestic and international passengers coming to the state. All passengers from states, except Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Puducherry, need an e-pass to enter the state. 
      https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/passengers-coming-tamil-nadu-need-e-pass-here-s-how-apply-144882
        • Like
      • 14 replies
×
×
  • Create New...