FASTags are already mandatory for vehicles bought after December 2017. The Road Transport Ministry on Thursday said it is now considering mandating it for older vehicles i.e. those sold before December 2017. To this effect, the ministry has invited comments for a proposed amendment of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, in a draft gazette notification on Tuesday. If finalised, older vehicles (sold before December 2017) will need to have FASTags starting January 1, 2021. Comments to the changes can be emailed to the Ministry at: email@example.com, until the end of September. FASTag details could be captured while getting a new insurance as well: Another proposed change is that the Ministry wants mandate FASTags for getting new third-party insurance policies. Every vehicle on Indian roads is mandated to have third-party insurance, and under the current CMVR an authorised insurer has to…
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