FASTag eliminates the need for stopping at tolls by handling transactions electronically. To use FASTag, you’ll need to put money into your prepaid account in which the toll amount is deducted. You can put money or “recharge” your FASTag account online by using your Credit or Debit card, NEFT, RTGS, or Net Banking.
As of 2020, FASTag operates in more than 180 toll plazas across national and state highways. It is very convenient if you’re using highways that require you to pay often.
Since the FASTag doesn’t require you to stop at tolls for cash transactions, you only need to slow down a bit so that the toll payment transaction is completed. It uses the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology to make transactions. So it is a reliable system that will use the tag affixed on your windshield.
As you’re driving through the poll’s gate, you aren’t required to slow down but, there are road speed breakers where you’ll slow down eventually. Whenever a transaction is made on your FASTag account, you’ll be notified by an SMS on your phone.
FASTag saves time and fuel by passing through toll plazas without stopping for any physical transaction. The tag on the car allows making transactions using the RFID technology. The toll price is taken out of your FASTag account. Learn how you can recharge your FASTag account to pass through tolls without stopping.
How to recharge FASTag?
FASTag can be recharged online using most bank and financial institution’s apps and online platforms. First, link your FASTag to your account if you haven’t done so and recharge under transactions. It should take between 5 to 15 minutes for the funds to be transferred to your FASTag sub-wallet.
How to activate FASTag?
How you’re going to activate FASTag depends on the bank you’re working with. If you’ve gotten your FASTag through a bank you’re already using, get to your orders and see the FASTag order details. There, you should see the activation buttion highlighted as Activate Now. The last step is to upload your vehicle RC copy. Once everything is done, you will be able to use your FASTag ID. The only thing left to do is recharge whenever you need more funds on your FASTag.
Putting money on your FASTag is different depending on the bank that you opened your account. The major banks that handle FASTag account registration and recharge include
- AXIS Bank
- IDFC Bank
- Karur Vysya Bank
- South Indian Bank
- Federal Bank
- Equitas Finance Bank
- HDFC Bank
- State Bank of India (SBI)
For the most part, you can transfer money to your FASTag account from your personal accounts. It can be done via your bank’s mobile application. We recommend doing it this way as you won’t wait for anything.
When recharging your FASTag using Credit or Debit Card, the transaction usually takes 10 minutes or so which can leave you stranded on side of the highway in emergencies. So it is highly crucial to either keep track of your FASTag account’s balance or to recharge it online using your bank account.
Below, you can see the banks and their contact information for the FASTag for recharging. Make sure to get in touch with your bank if you can’t recharge FASTag online.
|Karur Vysya Bank||1800-102-1916|
|South Indian Bank||1800-425-1809|
|Fino Payments Bank||1860-266-3466|
|Kotak Mahindra Bank||1800-419-6606|
|PayTM Payments Bank||1800-102-6480|
What you’ll need to recharge FASTag
You can recharge your prepaid FASTag account by any form of online payment. What we recommend is by recharging the account by using your bank’s mobile application. If your FASTag account is registered in a different bank than you use regularly, make your payments by a credit card or a debit card.