November 24, 2019

FASTag made Mandatory from 1 December 2019 for Vehicles - TrendyTalk


How to get FASTag from banks?

FASTag is made mandatory for regular mode toll payment from December 1, 2019.  The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways announced it. Toll payments will be made only through FASTags under the National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) program. Vehicles passing through FASTag lanes without the tags at toll plazas on national highways will be charged twice the toll amount. However, there will be one hybrid lane, where the usual toll will be charged from non-FASTag vehicles.

What is FASTag?

FASTag is an RFID chip-based sticker unique to each user. Once applied to the car’s windshield, and recharged with a balance, you simply pass through an ETC booth and the RF sensors communicate with your FASTag chip to deduct the toll amount. This makes toll collection a very quick and convenient process, with no time wasted exchanging cash and change. So far, more than 80 percent of the toll plazas on national highways have ETC payment facility in all lanes.

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FASTag is a prepaid tag, attached to the vehicle's windscreen, which facilitates automatic deduction of toll charges and allows the vehicle to pass through the toll gate without stopping for the manual tool fee transaction. The program is being implemented pan-India to remove bottlenecks and ensure seamless movement of traffic. For emergency purposes, the Centre Government has decided to keep one lane (extreme left lane) as hybrid lane which will accept FASTag as well as other modes of payment.
 To promote FASTags, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is distributing it free of cost bearing Rs 150 security charges till December 1. It is up to the decision of the FASTag buyer to upload it with the required amount. But from 1st  December 2019, the FASTags will become chargeable.
The vehicle owners who intend to buy the FASTags can visit the official website of the financial institutions like SBI, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Paytm Payment Banks, IDFC First Bank as well as e-commerce platform Amazon to apply for FASTags.

How to apply for FASTag online via banks?

1. Visit the official website of the banks like SBI, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank who are authorized to sell FASTags
2. search the internet and click on the 'Get FASTag' / 'Apply for FASTag' link shown on the homepage of the website.
3. Enter your mobile number. An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number entered by you. Enter the OTP and click on Submit.
4. Next, enter your personal details (name, email id, address, etc.., vehicle details (a type of vehicle, registration number, etc.. upload documents (like a scanned copy of vehicle RC.
 5. Verify  all the filled up  details in the application form before final submission
6. After you submit the application form online, you will be redirected to the online payment gateway for fee submission
7. Save the copy of the FASTag receipt and payment receipt. Anytime you can take a print out of the same for your reference.

  How to apply for FASTag?
Visit any of the banks authorized to sell FASTags and submit the online application form. Pay the required fee through online and make a note of the reference number for your future reference.

  How to get FASTag offline?
You can visit any of the Point of Sale places ( like POS locations at Toll Plazas / Bank branches to collect FASTag offline.

  What are the charges for FASTag?
FASTag has a onetime fee of Rs. 200, Reissuance fee of Rs 100 and Refundable security deposit of Rs 200. (Note: Security Deposit may vary depending on the type of vehicle).
  How to recharge the FASTag account?
Visit the respective Customer Portal of your FASTag issuing authority and log in. Next, go to the payments section and click on the 'Recharge Account'. Make the payment online and click on Continue.

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No FASTag? Prepare To Pay Double The Toll From December 1

·  Toll lanes will be made FASTag-only starting December 1.
·  People who attempt to use the dedicated lane will have to pay double the toll.
·  One hybrid lane will be available for non-FASTag highway users.


Ever had your highway dash interrupted by the slow pace of a toll booth queue? Well, one easy solution some Indian motorists have is to shuffle into the FASTag lane. Come December 1, you’ll pay twice the toll for that. Dedicated electronic toll collection (ETC) or FASTag lanes at major toll plazas across all national highways will soon be enforced on national highways throughout the country. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has given directions to convert all lanes to FASTag lanes by December 1. After December 1, only one hybrid lane will be available for cash payments, which will eventually be phased out.  
The rules for charging double the toll as a fine for using FASTag lanes without an RFID device are outlined in the National Highway Fee Rules of 2008. MoRTH has begun deploying officers to monitor the implementation of completely ETC booths at all toll plazas on national highways. The Government is confident that the new directives will be achieved before the December 1 deadline they have set for themselves.
Will FASTag-Only Payments Work?
Earlier, the government had stated its plan to make FASTags mandatory for paying toll at all national highways. While the prospect of seamless, cashless toll booth transactions looks promising, this plan to force motorists to pay twice the toll may not be so simple. To begin with, the Government currently also allows one hybrid -- FASTag and non-FASTag -- lane per toll plaza, which drivers are used to.
It is common to see the queue in this FASTag lane moving just as slowly as the rest. This is because motorists without FASTag enter the special lane and slow things down, taking the fast out of FASTag. 
The plan to convert all lanes into FASTag-only lanes will lead to confusion. Digital payments are still not common even in urban areas and major cities. A major chunk of highway users are trucks and transport vehicles, who continue to pay in cash. So their FASTag adoption will have to happen at the industry level.


National Highway Toll Plaza FASTag Customer Care
Indian Highways Management Company LTD (IHMCL) will be implementing the NETC system on the toll plazas of national highways of India. FASTag is the brand name for the passive RFID tags used in the NETC program. FASTag is a passive RFID tag affixed on the windshield of the vehicle and is used to identify the vehicle uniquely.
As per the NETC Program, the members has to provide support to the Customers facing an issue in FASTag or Payments of Toll. Here, we are details of an official helpdesk cum support number at which you can contact and register your complaint.

IHMCL/NHAI(MoRTH) Toll Plaza FASTag Support
Via Email Support: etc.nodal@ihmcl.com
Via Phone Call: For complaints of ETC/ FASTag: 01125074100 Ext. 1626 / 01125093514
Toll-Free Number: 1033

Cashback & Promo Code for FASTag

Cashback of 5% on all toll payments using FASTag in FY 2018-19.
Cashback of 2.5% on all toll payments using FASTag in FY 2019-20.
The cash-back amount will be credited back in the tag linked account on a monthly basis.

You can buy FASTag online from amazon.in by clicking below the buy now button.

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Additionally, not everyone simply drives onto a national highway. There are local tolls as well as state highways that many motorists will cross before reaching the national one. This means that until all toll booths have gone ETC-based, you will still have to carry cash. Then comes the issue of recharging of the FASTag balance.
The enforcement of fines on FASTag-only lanes is a logical execution of the law. But the intent to have FASTag as the only form of toll payment on national highways seems like an unreasonable prospect in a country as populous as ours. Even as more vehicles are equipped with FASTags, queues at non-ETC lanes (and come December the single hybrid lane) are bound to grow longer after the implementation of the new rules.
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November 5, 2019

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 to go on sale via Amazon, Mi.com at 12 pm today



Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is all set to go on sale today. The smartphone will be available on the e-commerce site Amazon at 12pm today. Those interested may head to Amazon’s site to buy the smartphone for themselves.

Redmi Note 8 is Go On sale Through Amazon and Mi.com. A quick review of Redmi Note 8- 


 Earlier in August 2019, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro was launched in China, It was confirmed about all specifications of the handset.  Media Teck Helio G90T Soc said the ‘The Redmi Note 8 Pro made its way to Europe and India with the same SoC, bearing testimony to the confidence. Xiaomi had on this chipset.'
As for the sale offers, One can get a 10 percent instant discount on Axis Bank cards. Further, HSBC Cashback cardholders can get a five percent instant discount via Amazon.in. With Rs 249 or Rs 349 prepaid recharge plan, Airtel users can get double data benefits for a period of 10 months. Here’s everything you need to know about the Redmi Note 8.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro with the MediaTek Helio G90T presents an opportunity that could open up the gates to a flourishing community outside of Qualcomm. The phone will see a lot of interest from users looking to try out custom ROMs and kernels, but who may be unable to do so because of lack of developer interest. Xiaomi has already released the kernel sources for this device, so we have at least begun walking on this path.
To ensure that there are more options along this way, Xiaomi is sending us 10 units of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, to be used for the greater good of the community. Consequently, these units are being sent out to the following developers:
Individuals in the list above who are based in India have already received the Redmi Note 8 Pro, while those who are based outside of India shall be receiving their devices in the near future. With physical devices in their hands, these developers will be in a better position to contribute to projects that help extend the life of the product and offer more choice to end-users, especially in the ROM enthusiast community.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 8:  Variants and Price :

4GB RAM and 6GB RAM paired with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. While the 4GB RAM model is priced at Rs 9,999, the 6GB RAM variant can be purchased at Rs 12,999 in the flash sale. Introductory offers include up to 1120GB 4G data for Airtel users along with unlimited calling and benefits under Airtel Thanks program. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is  Xiaomi’s latest mid-range value offering.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: Specifications:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 features a new Aura Fluid design with a 2.4D the reflective glass back. The Smartphone comes equipped with a 6.3-inch FHD+ display offering a 90% screen-to-body ratio. The phone comes with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. Space Black, Neptune Blue and Moonlight White are the color options that the buyers can choose from.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Camera:

As far as the camera is concerned, Redmi Note 8 offers a quad-lens camera setup at the back. This consists of a 48MP primary lens. The device also features an 8-megapixel ultrawide and dual 2-megapixel shooter for macro and depth sensing. For selfies, the handset boasts of a 13MP camera at the front.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Processor:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz with the 3rd Gen AI engine. There is also a dedicated MicroSD card slot using which you can expand the internal storage up to 256GB. The Redmi Note 8 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Battery and Charger:

The handset is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. This comes paired with 18W Fast Charge support which the company claims can charge the device within 2 hours. There is also the modern USB Type-C port for charging.
Redmi Note 8 is said to be protected by P2i making it resistance to accidental falls and light rains. In terms of connectivity, the device supports WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 4G LTE. Xiaomi is marketing the phone as a budget gaming device, and with what we have experienced, we can’t help but agree

Redmi Note 8 sale offers: 




As for the sale offers, One can get a 10 percent instant discount on Axis Bank cards. Further, HSBC Cashback cardholders can get a five percent instant discount via Amazon.in. With Rs 249 or Rs 349 prepaid recharge plan, Airtel users can get double data benefits for a period of 10 months. Here’s everything you need to know about the Redmi Note 8.
We expect the phone to sell very well, mainly because, it isn’t much that the average consumer would find faults with on this phone — it does tick all of their boxes, after all. What it doesn’t tick boxes for us, the not-so-average consumer is the fact that historically speaking, MediaTek devices have lagged behind in development against their Qualcomm counterparts 8 Pro XDA Forums. Interested Redmi Note 8 Pro hunters can buy it from Amazon.in

October 17, 2019

Launch of OnePlus TV in India and its specifications


China’s technology giant OnePlus made a grand entry into the Indian TV market with the launch of OnePlus TV - its first 55 inches Android TV on 26th September 2019. OnePlus TV is available in two variants and both will have 4K QLED display.


Launch of OnePlus TV in India and its specifications

ONEPLUS TV LAUNCHED IN INDIA 

Both OnePlus TV’s supports HDR 10+  QLED display of 4K. OnePlus TV’s are powered with 40 Watt and eight-speaker setup and Dolby Atoms sound.

The price of a basic variant of this TV has been kept at Rs 69,900. OnePlus TV 55Q1 Pro will be priced at Rs 99,900, while OnePlus TV 55Q1 will be priced at Rs 69,900.

These TVs will support HDR 10+ with a QLED display of 4K. For the cinematic sound, it has a 50-watt eight-speaker setup and Dolby Atoms. This TV will serve as the central hub of the connected smart home.

Oneplus TV Price in India: 


OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau said that we did not want to make a simple smart TV, we wanted to make a TV that is the highest standard in the industry and could provide a new height to the home internet experience of the users.

It will come with TV Hungama, Eros, and G5 content. It has also partnered content with Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, SonyLive and YouTube. After India, OnePlus plans to launch smart Android TVs in China, Europe, and North America as well.

OnePlus Smart TV Features: 

OnePlus Smart TV  Display Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) with  Motion Rate 480 Hertz
OnePlus Smart TV  Connectivity: 4 HDMI ports (HDMI 2 supports ARC) to connect a set-top box, Blu Ray players, gaming console | 3 USB port (USB 3.0*1, USB 2.0*1, USB Type C*1) to connect hard drives and other USB devices
OnePlus Smart TV  Sound features: 50 Watts Output | Alluring sound | Dolby Atmos | Full range 2 Speaker | 2 Sub-woofer
  • OnePlus TV is with Built-In Wifi, Android TV,  Operating system -Oxygen OS with Android Pie (9),  3GB RAM, 16 GB Storage, Google assistant, 
  • OnePlus Smart TV  CPU: A53*4, OnePlus PQ Engine Gamma Color Magic Chromecast Built-in, OxygenPlay VOD selection,  Screencasting,  OnePlus Connect Mobile Sync and control,  Bluetooth Stereo mode, File browser(local media player)
  • OnePlus Smart TV Display: QLED 120% NTSC, Bezel-Less Design, Support HDR10HDR10+HLG decode, Dolby vision certification, Most holistic experience
  • OnePlus Smart TV  Warranty Information: 1-year warranty provided by the brand from date of purchase

 OnePlus Smart TV  is available with three different variants with below details-


One Plus 138.8cm (55 inches) Q1Series 4K certified Android QLED TV 55Q1IN Pro (Black)  -  Rs.99899/- 

AND

One Plus 138.8cm (55 inches) Q1Series 4K certified Android QLED TV 55Q1IN Pro (Black) (without Stand)  -  Rs.68,899/-


Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 To Go On Sale Via Amazon, Mi.Com At 12 Pm Today


August 7, 2019

Motor Vehicles Bill 2019 : Check new Motor vehicles Penalty.

Motor Vehicles act, bil

New Motor Vehicles Policy- Revised Penalty for Traffic Offences 


After a long wait, The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2019 has been passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday,23rd July 2019. Now it will be presented in the Rajya Sabha. Once the bill is passed from the Rajya Sabha, the President will approve it. This bill will act as an amended law instead of the existing Motor Vehicle Act 1988 when the President approve it. The bill has been taken into account in the amended Act that the penalty for violation is so high that people should be afraid of the bill, and follow the rules and regulations. New Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill will impose a minimum penalty of 500 Rupees.  Below is the complete compilation of a list of new and old penalties for violation of traffic rules in India.

In the amendment of the Motor Vehicles Act, it has been specifically emphasized that the traffic rules did not make a mark, as it was now. Due to the very small amount of the penalty, motorists were not afraid of penalties. This is the reason that in the amended Act, provision of double fines have been made against the government officials and employees in violation of traffic rules as against the common people.

Not only this, but the amended Act has also been entrusted with the responsibility of the automobile maker and road construction contractor. On the vehicle manufacturer's company, a penalty of up to 100 crore rupees has been made for mischief in the construction of the car. On the other hand, there has been a provision of a fine of one lakh rupees on the negligence caused by the contractor in road construction. In the new law, it has also been said of the formation of a motor vehicle accident fund, which will provide compulsory insurance cover to every person using the road.

It is known that bad roads are responsible for many accidents in India. Regardless, there was no provision to impose a fine on the person who laid the road or the maintenance or maintenance of the road. The central government has added several new segments in the new law, which was not earlier in the Motor Vehicles Act. In order to reduce the accidents of the road, the driver and owner have been made provision for sending the prison. A similar provision has been made on the driving of a vehicle by a minor.


Motor Vehicles Act 2019, New penalty

Here is a list of the proposed changes:

Section/ Offence
Old Penalty
New Penalty (Minimum)
General (177)
Rs 100
Rs 500
Rules of road regulation violation (new 177A)
Rs. 100
Rs 500
Traveling without a ticket (178)
Rs 200
Rs 500
Disobedience of orders of authorities (179)
Rs 500
Rs 2000
Unauthorized use of vehicles without license (180)
Rs 1000
Rs 5000
Driving without a license (181)
Rs 500
Rs 5000
Driving without qualification (182)
Rs 500
Rs 10,000
Oversized vehicles (182B)
New
Rs 5000
Over speeding (183)
Rs 400
Rs 1000 for LMV, Rs 2000 for Medium Passenger Vehicle
Dangerous driving penalty (184)
Rs. 1,000
Up to Rs 5000
Drunken driving (185)
Rs 2000
Rs 10,000
Speeding/ Racing (189)
Rs 500
Rs 5,000
A vehicle without a permit (192A)
Up to Rs 5000
Up to Rs 10,000
Aggregators (violations of licensing conditions) (193)
New
Rs 25,000 to Rs 1,00,000
Overloading (194)
Rs 2,000, and Rs 1,000 per extra tonne
Rs 20,000, and Rs 2,000 per extra tonne
Overloading of Passengers (194A)
N.A.
Rs 1000 per extra passenger
Seat Belt (194 B)
Rs 100
Rs 1,000
Overloading of two-wheelers (194 C)
Rs 100
Rs 2,000 Disqualification of license for 3 months
Not providing a way for emergency vehicles (194E)
New
Rs 10,000
Driving without insurance (196)
Rs 1,000
Rs 2,000
Offenses by Juveniles (199)
New
Guardian/ Owner shall be deemed guilty. Rs 25,000 with 3 years imprisonment. Juvenile to be tried under JJ Act. Registration of Motor Vehicle to be canceled.
Power of officers to impound documents (206)
N.A.
Suspension of driving license under sections 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E,
Offenses committed by enforcing authorities (210B)
N.A.
Twice the penalty under the relevant section


July 14, 2019

OnePlus TV : Coming Soon With Latest Features- Know More About It


OnePlus TV: Coming Soon With Latest Features

OnePlus TV : Coming Soon With Latest Features- Know More About It

OnePlus, the leading player in the premium smartphone segment  in India is planning for a smart TV. OnePlus TV will soon entering into the television market. Chinese company OnePlus could soon launch its Smart TV in the Indian market. OnePlus had informed about an event last year that the company is working on Smart TV. The company has not mentioned any information about  OnePlus Smart TV  features at the moment. The information about how much will be the price of the OnePlus Smart TV in India will be revealed only at the launch time, but the company has indicated that it will have premium features.

In the television category, OnePlus is planning to do something that no company has ever done. Users are also eagerly waiting for this OnePlus TV. Recently, OnePlus company CEO Mr. Pete Lau had said that OnePlus TV will be launched during mid-2019. However, he has not indicated any date for the launch.

 

Television Industry in India :

OnePlus thinks television is a growing industry. Here customers always looking for a new product which completely satisfies their need. So as the Smart TV makers bringing new products.  In the same way, OnePlus bringing a better product OnePlus Smart TV. Adopting a Smartphone sales strategy, the company will also partner with Amazon for television. In the initial phase, the company's TVs will be sold only on Amazon India. Amazon India's Country Manager and Senior Vice President have said that television is an increasing industry for us. In this way, we want to provide better services to users. This is why we are also offering install on delivery service on TV. Whenever OnePlus TV launches, we will provide the same service as well.

OnePlus TV's Unique features:

Well, we have not got much information about this TV. According to media reports, OnePlus TV  may enter into the market with a 4K resolution display. But it is said that it will be more than smart TVs. This TV must undergo stringent quality control standards of OnePlus. This TV will be made better on the basis of hardware and software. This TV will serve as a smart hub for homes. According to the news, the main feature of this TV will be a voice assistant. However, this product is expected to be launched not in cheap price but at a higher price.
It is also being reported in the media that OnePlus TV  can also get Artificial Intelligence(AI) assistant feature which will work as Amazon and Google Assistant. According to the reports, there will be a total connected experience on the TV which is in the premium flagship TV. It will compete with Xiaomi's Smart TV, which is known for providing affordable Android equipped with the Android operating system in India and China.

OnePlus TV Remote Control Certified by Bluetooth SIG

OnePlus TV : Coming Soon With Latest Features- Know More About It

The OnePlus company confirmed that OnePlus TV remote control has been certified by Bluetooth SIG. However, the company did not disclose the remote control image but revealed that the remote operates on Bluetooth 4.2. According to GizmoChina, “The Bluetooth enabled OnePlus TV remote control will feature a dedicated button for accessing AI assistant”, It indicates that the remote might also come with the feature of voice control enabled.  
As announced earlier OnePlus TV is expected to get software updates for the next five years so that it will remain future proof.

The news is that OnePlus TV will be sold exclusively from Amazon India in India. To be noted that 4 years of partnership between OnePlus and Amazon in India has been completed. Amit Agarwal, Senior Vice President, from Amazon India, has confirmed that they will offer  OnePlus TV  on  Amazon. In addition to Amazon, there will also be one-of-a-kind TV sales from the offline store like Reliance Digital and Croma.

One plus would definitely want to release its product with top-notch features and would want to outsmart the current Smart TV’s in the market. OnePlus TV definitely not compromise on the features to give better product and in turn, lead to the increase in the price. Let us wait for its launch.


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