FASTag was introduced by the Government of India in 2017. FASTag is a Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) introduced by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway to keep scrutiny of several inconveniences for both individual drivers and the nation at large.
Many banks in India do provide FASTag to their customers, Canara Bank is also issuing FASTag for easy payments at the toll plaza in India. To ease the customers, Canara Bank has provided an option to apply for FASTag through online mode along with the required documents.
The FASTag provided by Canara Bank will be in a rectangle shape measuring 10X5 cms, made up of good paper. It is a multi-layered tag that consists of a chip and antenna inside its layers. The FASTag will be pasted on the windscreen of the vehicle as and when your vehicle passes through a toll plaza, through the Radio frequency identification method, the information will be read.
By purchasing FASTag, travellers who are planning for long-distance travel can save fuel, time and money.
How does a FASTag work?
A FASTag is designed on the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies. This RFID enabled sticker will be fixed on to the vehicle's windshield in such a way that a reader at the toll booth can scan the tag wirelessly and can automatically process the payment.
Whenever the vehicle passes through a FASTag enabled toll plaza, there is no need to stop the vehicle, to make a cash payment instead, the vehicle can keep moving and the fee will be paid automatically.
The readers can scan the FASTag card when the vehicle is in motion by emitting a signal to the FASTag card to request for payment of toll fee and the payment will immediately get deducted from the account. Hence it is essential to link the FASTag with a digital wallet or a savings account for ensuring easy payment of toll fee.
Benefits of Canara Bank FASTag
There will be no need to stop at all the Toll Plazas for toll payments. Hence you will be saving time and will reduce congestion.
- Get the convenience of cashless payment.
- Get a discount on using FASTag.
- The FASTag comes with a guarantee of 3 years.
- Having a FASTag will reduce travel time.
- Recharge FASTag instantly through online modes either using internet banking, debit or credit card, wallets or apps and so on.
List of Documents Required for FASTag
The following are the list of documents required for securing Canara Bank FASTag:
- Residential Address Proof
- Identification Proof
- RC Copy of the Vehicle
- Photo of the Customer
Please Note: Do carry all the documents in original form for verification purpose.
How to Check Canara Bank FASTag Balance Online?
Follow the below-mentioned steps to check the FASTag balance online.
Step 1: Visit the official website of Canara Bank FASTag.
Step 2: Now enter your username.
Step 3: Proceed further and enter the password.
Step 4: As per your convenience, either tick or ignore the Remember Me option.
Step 5: Now click on the 'Login' button.
Step 6: Now select your FASTag from the dashboard (if in case, you have multiple tags).
Step 7: The available balance of your FASTag account will get displayed on the screen.