New Delhi, Feb. 13 -- In a bid to increase digital toll collection at highways, the Centre on Wednesday announced that FASTags will be provided free of cost from February 15 to February 29. This applies only to the tags sold by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

To purchase the NHAI tag, road users can visit any authorised physical point-of-sale locations with a valid registration certificate of the vehicle. Earlier, the transport ministry had announced free NHAI FASTags from November 22-December 15, 2019.

The Centre mandated that all lanes of toll plazas along national highways be declared FASTag lanes by December 15 to reduce bottlenecks along the national highways. It relaxed rules to allow at least a fourth of the toll plaza...