S Lalitha ByExpress News ServiceBENGALURU: Vehicles of both state and central government departments are refusing to adhere to norms laid down by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways regarding FASTags.
Despite only specific categories permitted in the VIP lane, these vehicles forcibly use them bypassing either the FASTag or cash lanes, say sources from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
Nearly 56% of vehicle users in Karnataka have opted for the FASTag mode of payment.A top official said that drivers or even officials driving government cars or their personal vehicles show their ID cards and insist they be permitted through.
We had permitted it in the past but after the introduction of FASTag, we do not want to be lenient with them.
Vehicle users who use the FASTag lane without the tags are charged double the toll user fee.