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FASTag Mandatory For Third Party Car Insurance from April 1, 2021

The Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways had made FASTag compulsory for all four-wheelers, including the old four-wheelers sold before December 1, 2017. A press release issued on September 3, 2020, by the government says that the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has notified with an amendment to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989 about the FASTag. 

Let's dive deep into what FASTag is and all about it! 

Road Trips often fascinate a lot and who does not love traveling. After months of Lockdown, you must be planning to go for a long drive. But have you bought FASTag for your car? You might have come across the big toll plazas made by the government. The most hectic and chaotic part is to search for a change at these plazas. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways under the program of National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) has come up with a solution, called FASTag. FASTag devices will make our work easier and smooth, via this, you can make the toll payments. All you have to do is to fix a FASTag RFID tag on the windscreen of your vehicle. The tag helps the customers to make toll payments directly from the account that is linked with the FASTag. 

According to the latest Motor Vehicles Act, it is mandatory to have an active car insurance policy when you are driving. New third-party vehicle insurance will be issued from 1st April 2021, only if the vehicle has a valid FASTag. If you fail to possess an insurance policy for your car, you will have to pay a fine of up to 4000 rupees. In countries like India, around 55 road accidents occur every hour. Who doesn't want their vehicles to keep shining like it's still the new one? But the scratches and the dents on the car makes you search your pocket and fill a large number of charges every time you meet with an accident. There is also a possibility that there may be damages to the property owned by a third party. That is the reason why our country has mandated third-party insurance. It protects you against any legal, accidental liabilities and property damage. This policy also includes medical expenses in case the third party got injured in an accident or dies. 

As compared to the earlier times when buying any type of insurance used the traditional medium, today with the passage of time and everything developing to a faster speed, getting a product like insurance at any time and from anywhere has become possible. You can also buy a car insurance policy online, it's very convenient and easy. Buying one of the insurance online for your vehicle will save you from manual hard work. It does not require any paperwork, you just have to answer some basic questions and you own the insurance. Thus, FASTag would help you to stay away from the hassle and standing in a queue. Hurry Up or you will have to pay double of it without FASTags.