FASTags to be available at petrol pumps now

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 08, 2019 10:45 hrs
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New Delhi: Indian Highways Management Company Ltd (IMHCL) on Monday entered into agreements with leading oil marketing companies for selling FASTags, or radio-frequency identification tags used to pay toll automatically on national highways, available at petrol pumps across the country.

This will help expand the FASTag programme's distribution network which is presently active at selected bank branches, an official statement said.

The tags available at petrol pumps are bank-neutral and can be linked to customers' choice of bank accounts.

"This not only provides flexibility and convenience to the FASTag users, but is also user friendly as there will be no requirement of fulfilling KYC obligations," the statement said.

Two mobile apps were also launched to enable real-time recharge of any FASTag through UPI and linking them with customer's bank account.

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said the FASTags may also work for purchasing fuel at petrol pumps in future.

He said the automobile sector had gained a lot from the leaps in the road sector with e-tolls enabling travelers to sail through toll plazas. He urged all state governments to implement it at their plazas as well.

The Minister said that under the National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) programme, it was proposed to bring all state and city toll plazas under one umbrella.

Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan called upon the road and petroleum sector to join hands for a synergized future of alternative fuels. He said both can gain business on new stretches of national highways in view of a large volume of vehicles adding up every year in the country.

He said his ministry is working to bring 400 districts of the country in the city gas network within the coming two years and there was need to popularise the use of CNG and LNG in transport sector, which is 20-40 per cent cheaper than conventional fuel.

"These measures will eventually help NHAI cater to its commitment of providing a safe, smooth and seamless journey to commuters on national highways," he said.

State Capitals (Applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 08-01-2019) Petrol Current Price(Per Lt) Petrol Previous Price(Per Lt) Change(Rs)
Petrol price in DelhiRs.68.50 Rs.68.50 0.00
Petrol price in KolkataRs.70.64 Rs.70.64 0.00
Petrol price in MumbaiRs.74.16 Rs.74.16 0.00
Petrol price in ChennaiRs.71.08 Rs.71.07 0.01
Petrol price in FaridabadRs.70.00 Rs.70.03 -0.03
Petrol price in GurgaonRs.69.82 Rs.69.72 0.10
Petrol price in NoidaRs.68.77 Rs.68.85 -0.08
Petrol price in GhaziabadRs.68.66 Rs.68.52 0.14
Petrol price in AgartalaRs.68.50 Rs.68.53 -0.03
Petrol price in AizwalRs.65.61 Rs.65.13 0.48
Petrol price in AmbalaRs.69.45 Rs.69.48 -0.03
Petrol price in BangaloreRs.70.74 Rs.70.74 0.00
Petrol price in BhopalRs.71.52 Rs.71.35 0.17
Petrol price in BhubhaneswarRs.67.40 Rs.67.52 -0.12
Petrol price in ChandigarhRs.64.79 Rs.64.79 0.00
Petrol price in DehradunRs.69.09 Rs.69.08 0.01
Petrol price in GandhinagarRs.66.37 Rs.66.29 0.08
Petrol price in GangtokRs.71.90 Rs.71.90 0.00
Petrol price in GuwahatiRs.67.96 Rs.67.98 -0.02
Petrol price in HyderabadRs.72.67 Rs.72.67 0.00
Petrol price in ImphalRs.64.85 Rs.64.85 0.00
Petrol price in ItanagarRs.62.57 Rs.62.57 0.00
Petrol price in JaipurRs.68.96 Rs.68.96 0.00
Petrol price in JammuRs.70.03 Rs.70.10 -0.07
Petrol price in JalandharRs.73.46 Rs.73.50 -0.04
Petrol price in KohimaRs.67.17 Rs.67.17 0.00
Petrol price in LucknowRs.68.96 Rs.68.96 0.00
Petrol price in PanjimRs.61.26 Rs.61.07 0.19
Petrol price in PatnaRs.72.72 Rs.72.67 0.05
Petrol price in Port BlairRs.59.35 Rs.59.35 0.00
Petrol price in RaipurRs.66.96 Rs.67.11 -0.15
Petrol price in RanchiRs.67.74 Rs.67.92 -0.18
Petrol price in ShillongRs.65.99 Rs.65.80 0.19
Petrol price in ShimlaRs.67.62 Rs.67.87 -0.25
Petrol price in SrinagarRs.73.06 Rs.73.06 0.00
Petrol price in TrivandrumRs.71.68 Rs.71.68 0.00
Petrol price in SilvassaRs.66.85 Rs.67.01 -0.16
Petrol price in DamanRs.66.92 Rs.66.92 0.00
Petrol price in PondicherryRs.67.86 Rs.67.77 0.09
Petrol price in New DelhiRs.68.50 Rs.68.29 0.21
Petrol price in KolkataRs.70.64 Rs.70.43 0.21
Petrol price in MumbaiRs.74.16 Rs.73.95 0.21
Petrol price in ChennaiRs.71.07 Rs.70.85 0.22
Petrol price in GurgaonRs.69.72 Rs.69.56 0.16
Petrol price in NoidaRs.68.85 Rs.68.52 0.33
Petrol price in BangaloreRs.70.74 Rs.70.53 0.21
Petrol price in BhubaneswarRs.67.52 Rs.67.32 0.20
Petrol price in ChandigarhRs.64.79 Rs.64.59 0.20
Petrol price in HyderabadRs.72.67 Rs.72.44 0.23
Petrol price in JaipurRs.68.96 Rs.69.15 -0.19
Petrol price in LucknowRs.68.71 Rs.68.44 0.27
Petrol price in PatnaRs.72.67 Rs.72.68 -0.01
Petrol price in TrivandrumRs.71.68 Rs.71.47 0.21