Fastag is an electronic toll collection system that allows vehicles to pass through toll booths without having to stop and pay the toll manually. The system uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to detect the vehicle and deduct the toll amount from the linked account. In India, it has become mandatory to have a Fastag for all vehicles from 15 February 2021. Let us understand how you can check NPCI FASTag status.
Top Reasons to Use FASTag
Here are a few Reasons to Use FASTag:
With FASTag, you no longer have to wait in long queues at toll plazas, saving you precious time and energy.
FASTag enables cashless transactions, eliminating the need to carry loose change or currency notes.
The government has reduced the toll rates for FASTag users, which means you save money on your travel expenses.
FASTag has helped reduce air pollution and carbon emissions by reducing idling time at toll plazas.
FASTag provides real-time updates on your toll payments and account balance, giving you complete control over your expenses.
Recharging your FASTag account is incredibly easy and can be done through various online modes such as net banking, UPI, credit/debit card, etc. You can also set up automatic payments to ensure your account is always topped up.
Many banks and issuers offer cashback and discounts on FASTag transactions, making it an economical choice for frequent highway travellers.
Various Ways to Check FASTag Status
The following are the ways by which you can check your FASTag status.
Through NPCI Website
Tap on the dashboard and click on the 'What we do' section.
Scroll down and click on the 'NETC FASTag'.
Now click on 'NETC FASTag status'.
You will now be provided with two options: 'NETC FASTag Id' and 'Vehicle Registration Number(VRN)'. Enter any.
Input the CAPTCHA text and tap on 'Check Status'.
After setting up your FASTag account and associating it with your mobile number, you will receive SMS notifications every time an amount gets deducted at the toll plaza. You will be informed about recharge confirmations, account balance, low-balance warnings and toll payments.
Through Customer Care Helpline
As a prepaid FASTag user with registered contact details on NHAI's prepaid wallet, you can quickly check your balance by giving a missed call to the toll-free number +91-8884333331 or 1300. The service is available round-the-clock for your convenience.
You can also call the toll-free number provided by your issuer's bank. The following is the contact information for the most common banks that provide FASTag services:
Allahabad Bank: 1800-258-6680
Axis Bank Ltd: 1860-419-8585
Airtel Payments Bank: 400/8800-688-006
City Union Bank Ltd: 1800-258-7200
HDFC Bank: 1800-120-1243
ICICI Bank: 1800-210-0104
IndusInd Bank: 1860-210-8887
IDBI Bank: 1800-266-1962
Kotak Mahindra Bank: 18-602-666-888
Through Mobile App
Get the 'My FASTag App' on your smartphone from PlayStore or AppStore
Sign in with your login credentials
You can now access your account balance in real time.
The MyFASTag app is NHAI Prepaid Wallet integration, enabling you to instantly access all your FASTag-related details. With just a few taps, you can manage your account effortlessly.
Through Issuer�s website
Head to the issuing bank's website
Sign in to the FASTag portal using your login credentials.
Your balance details are right in front of you. It is that simple!
Visit NHAI's official website or your FASTag issuer's website.
Share the vehicle number associated with your FASTag account.
Then, tap on 'Check balance' or 'View transaction history'.
Your screen will display the available FASTag balance and recent transactions.
Download and install the Park+ app from AppStore or PlayStore.
Share your registered mobile number and confirm the OTP received on the same.
Navigate to the 'Services' section and click on the FASTag.
Share your vehicle's registration number.
That is it! Your screen will display the available FASTag balance.
FASTag is a convenient and cost-effective method of paying tolls on Indian highways. It not only saves time but also promotes a safer and greener environment. As a result, it is strongly advised that all vehicle owners obtain a FASTag account and timely check the status to avoid the last-minute hassle.
You can use the Park+ app/website not only for FASTag recharge services but also to find parking spaces in your city, find used cars for sale, view traffic challans, and more.