The Government of India has made it necessary for all four-wheeler vehicles to attach a FASTag on them to alleviate long lines and traffic at toll gates throughout the nation.
With the use of this tag, you will be able to pass through all toll booths operated by the National Highways Authority of India without having to pause to make cash payments.
How to recharge your FASTag balance in India?
For seamless movements through highways, your FASTag account must have sufficient balance in it. The maximum recharge limit will vary depending on the kind of car you drive and the account that's connected to your FASTag.
There are a few ways to recharge your FASTag. We have listed them in the sections below.
Auto-Debit or Standing Instructions
You can direct your bank to deduct the specified amount from your bank account and credit your FASTag wallet every month. You can link any of your bank savings or current accounts to FASTag Wallet and set up automatic debit instructions if you have any of these types of accounts.
Therefore, the money (as per pre-set permission) will automatically be debited from the connected account and transferred to your FASTag wallet when the balance in your FASTag wallet runs low.
However, if there are insufficient funds in your account to transfer the money to your FASTag Wallet your car might be delayed at the toll booth for the same reason.
To recharge using this technique, you will need your online banking login information. Enter your wallet ID and the amount you'd like to recharge by logging into your account and going to the recharge section. To make the payment, select your bank account and complete any necessary details.
Note: If you recharge your FASTag wallet online, you might have to pay a convenience fee.
FASTag offline recharging
For offline FASTag Wallet recharge, you can visit the branch of the bank from which you have purchased your FASTag, You can then write a cheque for the recharge amount and deposit it against your FASTag account.
Keep Checking Your Balance
For managing your Fastag balance better, you should be checking it quite often.
For that, there are a few ways which are listed below in detail:
Through Bank Website:
Visit the bank's website where you created your FASTag ID.
Search for the FASTag category on the bank's website after you've opened it, then enter your login information to access the portal.
To see your remaining account balance, click the view FASTag balance option after that.
Through the FASTag official website:
To view your FASTag balance online at the official FASTag website:
Go to the Fastag official website.
Check your Fastag account balance by logging into your account and looking for the option.
Every time you pay for FASTag, you will receive transaction details as SMS if you have enrolled for FASTag services by SMS. The SMS will also contain information about the remaining balance on your FASTag account. So, look for the most recent FASTag transaction notice on your phone to check your balance.
Ways to Manage your FASTag Balance in Case of Mishaps
In case FASTag is deducted twice, you should get in touch with customer service as soon as possible, who will then submit the issue to the NPCI system for resolution.
In case the tag at the toll booth is not read, you may pay the toll in cash and pass through the toll plaza if the tag reader at the plaza is not functioning.
Or you can ask the owner of the toll plaza to use the hand-held gadget to read the tag if it is not properly pasted on the car and then pass through the toll plaza. Then, you can phone customer service and report the problem; customer service will take it on and fix it without charge.
Conclusion: An App that Makes FASTag Recharge Easy
If you think that navigating through the technical world of FASTag is still quite a challenge, then you should download the Park+ app. With the help of the mobile app, you can quickly obtain and recharge your FASTag, in addition to readily accessing a variety of information. To access all of it, download the app and enjoy the benefits!