Guwahati: The Assam State Transport department has set up FASTag counters, an electronic toll collection mechanism, in all the district transport offices of the state.
FASTag is an electronic sticker which will be mandatory from December 1 for all vehicles. The sticker contains an embedded chip and antenna which is affixed on a vehicle’s windscreen.
It is to be mentioned that, one can purchase a FASTag from Select bank branches of 22 national banks and also some petrol pumps and national highway toll booths.
The electronic toll collection system will only be applicable only when a vehicle travels outside the state.
However, as and when the government decides to reopen or set up new toll gates in the state, the system would soon become a must have application for all the vehicles travelling through the route.