News-CRUX-10     6th April 2024        
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Context: he National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has rolled out the ‘One Vehicle, One FASTag’ scheme.

One Vehicle, One FASTag Initiative

  • About: The NHAI has taken this initiative after the recent reports of multiple FASTags being issued for a particular vehicle and FASTags being issued without KYC in violation of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) mandate.
  • Aim: To discourage user behaviour of using single FASTag for multiple vehicles or linking multiple FASTags to a particular vehicle.
  • Objective: To enhance efficiency of the Electronic Toll Collection system and provide seamless movement at the Toll Plazas.


  • About: FASTag is an electronic toll collection system in India, managed by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), utilizing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.
  • Payment Mechanism: FASTag facilitates toll payments directly from the linked prepaid or savings account or directly from the toll owner, employing RFID technology.
  • Dedicated Lanes: Dedicated lanes for FASTag users have been established at select toll plazas, streamlining the toll collection process.

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

  • About: It was established under the NHAI Act in 1988, marking its inception as the apex body for highway management in India. It’s headquarter is located in Delhi.
  • Autonomous Organization: NHAI operates autonomously, functioning independently within the framework of its statutory mandate, thereby ensuring efficient management of the nation's highway network.
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