FASTag is a prepaid toll collection system that allows motorists to pay toll charges electronically while passing through toll plazas on national and state highways. It is a RFID (radio-frequency identification) based tag that is affixed to the windscreen of a vehicle and linked to the owner’s account with a participating bank. As the vehicle passes through a toll plaza, the toll charge is automatically deducted from the owner’s account, eliminating the need for cash transactions and reducing the time spent waiting in line at the toll booth.

FASTag is a convenient and efficient way to pay toll charges, as it eliminates the need for drivers to carry cash or stop at the toll booth to make a payment. It also helps to reduce congestion at toll plazas and improve the overall flow of traffic.

To use FASTag, motorists must first purchase a tag and register it with a participating bank. The tag can be purchased at select bank branches, as well as online through the bank’s website. Once the tag is registered, motorists can add funds to their account and activate the tag.

FASTag is accepted at all toll plazas across India, and is available through several participating banks, including Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and State Bank of India, among others.

How do I get a FASTag?

To get a FASTag, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Identify a participating bank: FASTag is available through several banks in India, including Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and State Bank of India, among others. Choose a bank that is convenient for you to open an account with and purchase a FASTag from.
  2. Purchase the FASTag: You can purchase a FASTag from a participating bank’s branch or online through the bank’s website. When purchasing online, you will need to provide your vehicle details, such as the make and model, and personal details, such as your name and address.
  3. Register the FASTag: Once you have purchased the FASTag, you will need to register it with the bank. This typically involves filling out a registration form and submitting it along with required documents, such as proof of identity, address, and vehicle ownership.
  4. Activate the FASTag: After registering the FASTag, you will need to activate it by adding funds to your account. This can be done through a participating bank’s branch or online through the bank’s website.
  5. Affix the FASTag to your vehicle: Once your FASTag is activated, you will need to affix it to the windscreen of your vehicle. Make sure it is properly affixed and visible, as this is how the toll plaza scanners will read and deduct toll charges from your account.

After following these steps, you will be able to use your FASTag to pay toll charges electronically while passing through toll plazas on national and state highways in India.

How do I check my FASTag app balance?

You can check the balance on your FASTag account through the mobile app provided by your bank. Here are the steps to check your balance:

  1. Download the app: First, make sure you have downloaded the app provided by your bank on your smartphone.
  2. Sign in: Open the app and sign in using your login credentials.
  3. Check your balance: Once you are logged in, you should be able to see your FASTag account balance on the home screen or under the “Accounts” or “Cards” section. Alternatively, you can also look for a “FASTag” or “Toll” section in the app where you can view your balance and transaction history.

If you are unable to find your balance through the app, you can also check your balance by logging in to your bank’s website or by contacting the bank’s customer care center.

FAQs about FASTag

Q: What is FASTag?

A: FASTag is a prepaid toll collection system that allows motorists to pay toll charges electronically while passing through toll plazas on national and state highways. It is a RFID (radio-frequency identification) based tag that is affixed to the windscreen of a vehicle and linked to the owner’s account with a participating bank.

Q: How do I get a FASTag?

A: To get a FASTag, you can purchase one from a participating bank’s branch or online through the bank’s website. After purchasing the FASTag, you will need to register it with the bank and activate it by adding funds to your account. Once activated, you can affix the FASTag to the windscreen of your vehicle.

Q: How do I use FASTag?

A: To use FASTag, you will need to pass through a toll plaza equipped with RFID scanners. As you pass through the toll plaza, the scanner will read your FASTag and automatically deduct the toll charge from your account. You do not need to stop at the toll booth or carry cash to make a payment.

Q: Is FASTag mandatory?

A: FASTag is not currently mandatory for all vehicles, but it is encouraged as it is a convenient and efficient way to pay toll charges. In the future, it may become mandatory for all vehicles