Nitin Gadkari launched new website of the Ministry of Road Transports and Highways

Nitin gadkari on the launch of new website for MoRTH

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari launched New website of the Ministry of Road Transports and Highways in Delhi.

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSME launched the new website of his Ministry on 21 August.

The revamped website gives data  about highways construction, land acquisition, FASTags etc

It also gives the state wise, month wise data on registration of vehicles in the country.

He said 63 clauses which do not require framing of new rules, have been sent to Law Ministry for vetting. These clauses deal with penalties, licences, registration, National Transport Policy etc. 

He said that the Ministry is spending Rs 12,000 crore towards rectification of 786 accident black spots identified by NHAI.

In addition to these talks are on with World Bank and ADB for another programme worth Rs 14000 crore for rectification of black spots on national, state, district highways etc.

The Minister also announced that FASTags will become mandatory for all vehicles from December this year. As many as 52.59 lakh FASTags have been issued till date.
FASTags are being issued by 22 certified banks through various channels such as Point-of-Sale at NH toll plazas, selected bank branches, etc. These are also available on e-commerce platform. It is a ‘bank-neutral’ FASTag i.e. no bank is pre-assigned to the FASTag at the time of purchase by customer from a Point-of-Sale or Online and offers the flexibility to customer to link the FASTag with their existing bank account by using My FASTag Mobile app, currently available on Google Play Store.

What is FASTags?

FASTag is an electronic toll collection system in India, operated by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). It employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it or directly toll owner. It is affixed on the windscreen of the vehicle and enables to drive through toll plazas without stopping for transactions. (Wikipedia)

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