FASTag is a tag which has a chip that can be affixed on the vehicle windscreen for enabling the automatic collection of toll charges for National Highways. This system is designed in a way to provide ease to the passengers as the provision of stopping on the toll plazas for collection of toll charges would be replaced by this system which will automatic deduct the charges from your linked bank account through scanning the chip on the windscreen of the vehicle, with every car passing by. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways asserted the FASTag system to be mandatory from 1st December 2019 but later it was extended.
How does FASTag function?
Once active, the tag on the vehicle uses a radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for automatic deduction. When your vehicle crosses a toll booth enabled with FASTag technology, you receive an SMS alert on your registered mobile number mentioning deducted amount and the balance in your account.
Documents Required to get a FASTag
- Registration certificate (RC) of your vehicle
- Passport size photograph of the vehicle owner.
- Know Your Customer (KYC) documents of the vehicle owner : Address Proof, Identity Proof
In order to reduce the complexity in organising and assembling these documents, Sorted AI App facilitates you in managing and searching the appropriate document at time of need. Moreover, Sorted AI also has a feature of Reminder which will set a reminder before you run out of money in your FASTag account.
Where to get FASTag?
FASTag can be obtained either at the toll plazas or issuer agencies such as banks (22 certified banks), Amazon, Paytm. These issuer banks have an online form which needs to be filled by the customer and later on, query is generated whereupon the customer has to visit office or ask for a home visit to fill up another required form and has to submit necessary documents to create FASTag Account.
Websites to get a FASTag
ICICI FASTag – Toll Payments Simplified
Get AXIS FASTag
FASTag by PAYTM
HDFC BANK – FASTag
Kotak Mahindra Bank – Pay Highway Toll Online
Federal Bank – Toll Payments Simplified
Ayushi is a content writer at Sorted AI. She is a Final Year Business Law student from AURO University, Surat. She has an experience of 2 years in content writing on Legal and Technology aspects. She intend to bring a change in the society through her contribution in publishing strong opinionated voices.