Pune Police were able to find the stolen vehicle within five hours thanks to FASTag toll deduction alerts and GPS tracking.
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FASTag, a sticker that is attached to be attached on the windshield of cars from inside, became mandatory for all the vehicles across the country since December this year. The Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) enabled via the barcode and is linked with the registration details of your vehicle. The information is stored in the barcode itself. This FASTag helps reduce traffic congestion at the toll plaza. But this FASTag has served as a boon for a Mahindra Scorpio owner of Pune whose SUV got stolen.
Pune Police were able to find the lost vehicle in a mere five hours with the help of police in Thane when they used the FASTag toll deduction alerts and GPS tracking. According to a report, Pune-based builder Rajendra Jagtap had purchased a Mahindra Scorpio in August this year. Following the government norms, the SUV owner got the FASTag on his SUV. On December 23, Jagtap received two FASTag toll deduction alerts: one of Rs 35 at 4:38 am from Talegaon toll booth and the other at 5:50 am from Panvel (on Pune-Mumbai highway) for the same amount (Rs 35).