You do not need to wait for hours at the toll plazas awaiting your turn to pay the toll fee. Yes! You heard it right. Say hello to FASTag – hassle-free perfect new age solution for payment at toll plazas. It is not just the long line that bother the drivers, also the time that takes at the toll booth when their turn comes to make the payment. With FASTag, you do not have to worry if you have the correct change at hand.
FASTag services has been made mandatory by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways from December 15, 2019. When the vehicle reaches the toll plaza, a unique identification number that is on the tag is read by the road-side RFID reader. The circuit begins to send the RFID Tag value that is specific to each tag. Then the RFID Reader reads the data and tries to query in its server. The applicable toll amount is deducted from a prepaid account which is linked to that FASTag. If the RFID value is registered with the account, the toll gate will open, else not. SMS alert will give the information about toll location and amount charged. Continuous updates of the vehicle location can be obtained. There is a one time fee and a refundable security deposit of Rs 200. FASTag is valid for 5 years. The minimum recharge amount is Rs 100 and maximum Rs 1 lakh. It works on all enabled toll plazas.
FASTag can be bought through banks, authorised dealers, the app (available on android and IoS) and Common Services Centres near toll plazas. FASTag is also linked to a Paytm Wallet from which the applicable toll amount is deducted. Money can be added to Paytm Wallet using UPI or from any bank account. Customer can visit any Point of Sale locations at Toll Plaza/Issuer Agency to get account created. Customer can also call at the contact centre of Issuer agency to know on details. There are several NHAI authorized service providers including HDFC, ICICI, Axis Bank etc. You can choose any of them. In event of change in the city, you need to inform the Issuer agency.
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To avail FASTag, customer should have any one of the following documents – Driver’s license, PAN Card, Aadhar card (with address), Voter Id, RC book of vehicle or Copy of Passport. A FASTag lane in a toll plaza will be reserved for the passage of FASTag vehicle. Additionally, if a non-FASTag attempts to pass through FASTag lane, they will be charged double the fee of the applicable fee.
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