Having a FASTag is extremely useful when you are driving on toll roads across India. There is no need to carry cash, exact change or even waste extra minutes in a traffic jam at the toll booth. Most days, when the traffic is regular, a FASTag lets you breeze through. A simple scan on the machine results in an automated debit of the toll amount and usually you even receive an SMS notification as you drive away toward your destination.
The FASTag system is linked to your bank account but also to the registration details of your car. That should not ordinarily pose any issues except when you are deciding to sell off your vehicle.
Therefore, when you are selling your automobile, take time to explore these options for your current FASTag.
You might have purchase your FASTag from the ParkPlus App or website. Here you can easily click and cancel your FASTag registration. Check to see which bank you may have purchased it from directly and visit their FASTag website or application and click on the Cancel FASTag option there.
If you have purchased your FASTag directly from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) you need to connect to their Customer Care helpline on 1033 and request a cancellation through the automated process. Some FASTag are bought on mobile payment apps and here too, cancellation is a click away on the Mobile App on your phone.
If you and the new owner of the car are in agreement and do not want to entirely cancel the FASTag and void all the tedious work you have put in when you procured the FASTag, you have the option to transfer the existing FASTag to the new owner.
The process for the FASTag transfer is almost the same as that for cancellation. Simply visit the site or app where the purchase has been made and request for the transfer. Similarly, NHAI FASTags can be transferred on the 1033 Call helpline number as well.
If you do decide to do a transfer instead of a FASTag cancellation, the process includes deleting the previous owners name, contact details and bank account details. The new owner of your car can fill in fresh details and soon your FASTag will be up and running on the new account.
When you decide to sell your vehicle, ensuring the smooth transition of the FASTag will ensure that the sale is complete and final and that the new owner of your pre-loved vehicle will have a smooth onward journey, ready to make a fresh start.