FASTag is an initiative for electronic toll collection introduced by NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India). It enables automatic deduction of toll charges either through registered Paytm wallet or prepaid recharge. It lets you pass through the toll plazas on national highways without pulling up for cash transactions thereby facilitating a hassle free experience.
• Validity of 5 Years.
• Online Recharge through Credit/Debit card, RTGS/NEFT, Net Banking, Paytm.
• SMS alerts for transactions.
• Assured Cashback on Toll payments.
• Easy Payment – Cashless Transactions.
• Value for time.
• Smooth Traffic flow at Toll plazas.
• Less Fuel wastage due to almost non-stop movement of vehicles.
• Reduced use of paper.
• Better Highway management.
The FASTag is affixed on the vehicle’s windscreen after activation and uses RFID (Radio frequency identification) technology to scan the registered vehicle as it passes through the toll plaza.
As per the Indian Government regulations, from December 15, 2019, all vehicles whether private or commercial ought to have FASTag registered and affixed on them.
All NHAI ( National Highways Authority of India ) toll payments will now be done through FASTag only. According to some news reports, people without it will be charged double the toll fees at toll plazas.
It can be bought through select Bank branches, National Highway toll plazas, Amazon and Paytm.
Here’s a step by step guide how you can buy FASTag using Paytm.
• Open Paytm app on your phone or visit https://paytm.com/fastag
• An option ‘FASTag and toll’ will be displayed right on the homepage of the app. Tap on it. (If not, Tap on ‘More’ and find ‘FASTag and toll’ option under ‘City Services’)
• Tap ‘Buy FASTag’.
• Enter your Vehicle Registration number in the column without any spaces.
• Upload front and back photo of your vehicle’s RC(Registration Certificate).
• Select the correct delivery address where you want your it to be delivered.
• Tap ‘Buy Now’ and complete the payment formalities to complete the purchase.
It’ll be delivered within a few days and no shipping charges will be levied on the purchase.