FASTag mandatory for buying third party vehicle insurance

New Delhi: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has proposed to make FASTag mandatory for buying new third-party motor insurance for your car with effect from April 1, 2021.

Besides, the ministry is also considering making FASTag mandatory from January 1, 2021 for four-wheelers sold before December 2017.

As per Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, FASTag had been made mandatory since 2017 for registration of new four-wheeled Vehicles and is to be supplied by the Vehicle Manufacturer or their dealers. It had further been mandated that the renewal of fitness certificate will be done only after the fitment of FASTag for the Transport Vehicles.

Further that, for National Permit Vehicles, the fitment of FASTag has been mandated since 1st Oct 2019, as per the release. Asianet Online