What is Fastag , Online Application , Required Documents , Online Recharge
Fastag is being issued by many bank for making easy and fast payment at toll plaza. You can get fastag by applying online and submitting required documents in official website . You can easily recharge online using debit and credit card, net banking and UOI handle apps like Google Pay and PhonePe
What is FASTag :
FASTag is a device that works on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for making toll payments made online from the prepaid cards and bank accounts through their bank services . One Radio Frequency Identification strip will be allotted to each Fastag account . this will affixed front face of your vehicle in a way that it will be easily accessible to the sensor while vehicle is passing through toll gate . Once vehicle comes in the fastag enabled lane of Toll gate RFID will be scanned by the system and money will be deducted from Fastag account and your way will be cleared and vehicle will be allowed to pass through the lane .
With the help Fastag vehicles need not to stop to pay money in terms of cash .The Fastag can be purchased from many Fastag issuing Partners . If you apply for Fastag , agents will give you a Fastag strip and they will link your bank account to Fastag load the amount .
Government of India came up with a decision to implement compulsory Fastag for every vehicle which enters NHAI toll plazas from December 2019 .As of now One lane in every toll plaza working as dedicated FASTag lane where no other form of payment will be accepted .Only Fastag enabled vehicle are allowed in that lane . All tghe lanes are supposed to be Fastag enabled soon and Fastag will become mandatory for every vehicle .
The Government of India has mandated that new vehicles being sold with effect from 1st October, 2017 will be affixed with active FASTag. The “FASTag Partner App” will facilitate more than 6000 dealers in the country to access a single platform and activate the FASTag at the time of delivery of vehicle.
Benefits of FASTag :
There are many benefits using Fastag . Some of the benefits are explained below
Automatic Calculation of Up and Down :
For a round trip (in 24 hours), The system deducts charges as Single way at first trip and in the return trip, it will calculate charges as Round trip and deduct only the remaining.
Lets consider a Toll that charges 50 for Single trip and 75 for Round trip (Return trip within 24 hours). When the Toll user uses the Fastag Lane, at the first trip the system will deduct 50 Rs (considering it as single trip), and when the same user returns within 24 hours the system will deduct only Rs. 25 (and not 50 again, as the round trip charge is Rs 75 ).
Cashless Transaction and Hassle Free :
We need not spend time at Toll Plaza and tender the exact change . By simple online transactions we can pass the toll plaza. It will reduce your time of Toll Passing and saves your time .
Online Recharge and Discounts :
FASTag can be recharged online through Credit Card / Debit Card / NEFT/ RTGS or Net banking . Many of the providers are giving a cashback of 2.5% for each recharge . Which will give additional boost to use Fastag .
Documents Required for Fastag :
Any individual may visit any of the POS (Point of Sale) locations at certain toll plazas or issuer agency to obtain a FASTag as well as create an account for the same. The following documents are essential to apply for FASTag:
- Registration Certificate of the Vehicle.
- Passport-sized photograph of the Vehicle owner.
- KYC Documents appropriate to the category of the vehicle owner.
- Driving License
- PAN Card
- Voter’s Identity Card
- Aadhaar Card
FASTags will be issued only after the verification of the original documents that are mentioned above.
Customers are required to bring originals of their documents while visiting a PoS in order to purchase a FASTag.
The FASTag will be fixed on the windshield of the vehicle exclusively by a representative of the Issuer Agency.
Any representative of a vehicle’s owner may provide the afore-mentioned documents and information to obtain the tag.
Fastag Online Application Procedure :
Online sale of FASTags – FASTag can be purchased online from Issuer Banks websites / NHAI website / IHMCL website and will be delivered by courier at the door step of the purchaser.
You may visit any of the Point of Sale (POS) locations of the certified issuing banks (ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, IDFC Bank and State Bank of India) at Toll Plazas or Banks’ sales offices to get your tag account created. Alternatively, you can reach out to the Issuing Bank Customer Care numbers to identify the closest POS location – You will need to carry original as well as copy of your KYC document s at the POS / Sales office location. You will need to get your vehicle to the POS / Sale office location to purchase the FASTag.
Customer Care Helplines of Issuing banks –
ICICI Bank (Customer care 1860 210 0104)
Axis Bank (Customer care 1800 103 5577)
IDFC Bank (Customer care 1800 266 9970)
SBI Bank (Customer care 1800 110 018)
Equitas Small Finance Bank (Customer Care 18004191996)
HDFC Bank (Customer Care 1800 120 1243)
Syndicate Bank (Customer Care 1800 425 0585)
Paytm Payments Bank (Customer care 1800 102 6480)
Karur Vysya Bank (Customer care 1800 102 1916)
Punjab National Bank (Customer care 08067295310)
FASTag has unlimited validity. The same FASTag can be used till the tag is read by the reader and not tampered with. In case due to wear and tear the reading quality depreciates, please reach out to your Issuing Bank for a new tag.