Toll booths or toll plazas are a common pit stop within major cities and along the country's interconnecting motorways. It is a frequent sight in India to see a line of automobiles waiting at toll plazas for their chance to pay tolls and speed away. The tedious process of drivers paying tolls with cash and receiving a ticket in return from toll collectors is excruciatingly sluggish. As a result, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has implemented a unique technology that completely bypasses the line, both physically and metaphorically. The NHAI's FASTag is a reloadable tag that automatically deducts toll charges for a vehicle when it passes through a toll gate. This page discusses FASTag and other aspects of which every driver should be aware.
The NHAI's FASTag is relatively simple to use. It is a reloadable tag that allows for the automatic deduction of toll charges when a vehicle passes through a toll gate. It will enable a driver to travel past a toll plaza without stopping for cash transactions to pay the toll. FASTag is associated with a pre-paid account. The applicable toll fee is debited practically quickly from this pre-paid account. The tag works with a technology known as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and is attached to the windscreen of a car. The tag account must be activated before the tag may be attached to the vehicle. FASTag is the ideal choice for a trouble-free drive on most major highways. FASTag is currently in use at over 420 toll plazas throughout India, including National and State Highways. The FASTag initiative ensures that more toll plazas will be added over time and that the system will be completely cashless throughout India.
FASTag has an extended validity period and a straightforward registration process, which is one of its primary advantages. A FASTag is suitable for five years after it is installed.
Anyone can obtain a FASTag and create an account for it by visiting any POS (Point of Sale) facilities at specific toll plazas or issuer agencies. To apply for FASTag, you must have the following documents:
To receive the tag, any car representative may present the documents mentioned above.
FASTag Registration can be done both Offline and Online. For Offline, please follow the instructions outlined below:
For Online, please follow the instructions outlined below.
Let's look at the step-by-step instructions for submitting an online application for FASTag on the official website.
Here's how to put a FASTag in your car:
Step 1: Thoroughly clean the windshield.
Step 2: FASTag should be located in the centre of the windshield for easy reading at toll booths.
Step 3: Gently remove the sticker from the FASTag.
Step 4: Place it in the centre and straight on the windshield.
Your FASTag has been installed in your car. Travel without having to worry about paying tolls. FASTag can be recharged or topped up at the owner's discretion.
You can get a FasTAG by following very simple steps and offline. The Steps are provided above according to mpnrc.