What is FASTag
FASTag is simple to use, rechargeable piece of chip packed in thick piece of paper which enables automatic deduction of toll charges on toll plazas (on state and national highway) and lets you pass through it without stopping for the cash exchange and transaction. The tag emits Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology and is fixed on the vehicle’s windscreen.
FASTag is linked to a prepaid account from which the applicable toll amount is deducted.
FASTag is a perfect solution for a hassle free trip on national highways. FASTag is presently operational at almost all toll plazas across state and national highways. Government has recently announced that from 1st December 2019, you will have to pay double toll tax in case you are not using FAStag.
Benefits of FASTag
App and websites for quick recharge. Apart from doing recharge, customers can also access their statements online from their respective FASTag customer portal. Also, there is convenience of doing tag recharge online through, Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking or NEFT/ RTGS. Customers can link their FASTag to their existing savings or current account or also to a prepaid account basis the offering from the issuer bank.
No need to carry cash with you. Customers don’t need to worry about carrying cash for the toll payments as toll gets deducted automatically from FASTag. FASTag facilitates electronic payments at the toll plaza while the vehicle is in motion.
Instant SMS Alert. Customer will receive SMS alerts on his registered mobile numbers for all the transactions done via his tag account.
No Need to stop at Toll Plaza Counter. FASTag is read by the tag reader at the plaza and the toll amount is deducted automatically, when the vehicle approaches the toll plaza. Vehicles with FASTag don’t need to stop at the toll plaza for the cash transaction. Customer can travel without stopping at the toll plaza by using the FASTag thus reduce congestion at plazas and , thus saving fuel and reduce travel time.
Cashback and Discounts. Many websites like Paytm, HDFC etc offer cashback or discounts on purchase or transaction of FASTag. Additional cashback of 2.5% per transaction will be there for financial year 2019-20
Reduction in Air Pollution. It would help in reducing air pollution as well it will reduce the use papers. Along with these benefits, it will reduce efforts to manage Toll Plaza as it involves much reduced toll payment hassles.
Useful Details of FASTag
|FASTag helpline Contact Number||1033|
Now NHAI FASTag is available fee of cost for vehicle owners. Use MyFASTag app to link NHAI prepaid wallet and get benefit of Rs 150. This offer is valid till 1st December 2019. You can also visit FASTag official website – www.ihmcl.com
FASTag is available at
- Petrol Pumps
- Common Service Center
- National Highway Toll Plaza
- E commerce websites like Paytm and Amazon
- Bank Website like HDFC, Punjab National Bank, Syndicate Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank,
IDFC Bank, State Bank of india, Karur Vysya Bank
Documents required for FASTag
|A copy of a vehicle’s registration certificate (RC)|
|KYC documents, any of these proof – ID and address proof, owner’s driving license, PAN card, Voter ID, Passport or Aadhaar Card.|
|One passport size photograph.|
Price of FASTag, What are the charges for FASTag?
FASTag has onetime Fee of Rs. 200, issuance expense of Rs 100 and refundable security of Rs 200. The Security Deposit will differ depending upon your vehicle type.