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FASTag Implementation Deadline Extended Again: How To Buy And Recharge It?

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Due to shortage of tags, the deadline to mandatorily use FASTags for toll payments at National Highways has been extended to 15 January 2020.

FASTag Implementation Deadline Extended Again: How To Buy And Recharge It?
 

What are FASTags?

FASTag is an initiative introduced by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in association with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) for making automated payment deductions at toll plazas using prepaid rechargeable tags that work on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology.

How do FASTags work?

Normally affixed to the vehicle's windscreen, a FASTag enables payment of toll with just a momentary slowdown. When the vehicle reaches the toll plaza, a reader will detect the chip on the tag and deduct the toll amount from the bank account or prepaid wallet linked to the FASTag. These tags can be linked to bank accounts or prepaid wallets or UPI-based accounts.

Ways to buy FASTags

FASTags can be bought at toll plazas, certified banks and also online (Amazon or Paytm).

Self-activation

You can purchase bank-neutral FASTags at toll plazas or through online mediums. These can be activated by entering vehicle details in the 'My FASTag' mobile app available for Android as well as iOS users.

You can link this FASTag account to your bank account or the NHAI pre-paid wallet facility or another wallet of your choice, to make payments towards tolls.

How To Recharge FASTag Using BHIM App?

At Bank Branches

The following banks provide FASTags at their branches that can be directly linked to the savings accounts either held with the respective bank or another bank.

  1. Axis Bank
  2. ICICI Bank
  3. IDFC Bank
  4. State Bank of India
  5. HDFC Bank
  6. Karur Vysya Bank
  7. EQUITAS Small Finance Bank
  8. PayTM Payments Bank Ltd
  9. Kotak Mahindra Bank
  10. Syndicate Bank
  11. Federal Bank
  12. South Indian Bank
  13. Punjab National Bank
  14. Punjab & Maharashtra Co-op Bank
  15. Saraswat Bank
  16. Fino Payments Bank
  17. City Union Bank
  18. Bank of Baroda
  19. IndusInd Bank
  20. Yes Bank
  21. Union Bank
  22. Nagpur Nagarik Sahakari Bank Ltd

Documents required

You will need to submit Registration Certificate (RC) of your vehicle and identification proof to complete the KYC procedure.

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