FASTag is an electronic toll collection system that has been implemented by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to reduce the time taken in toll payments and also to eliminate the use of cash. The system is designed to make toll payments cashless and hassle-free by using RFID technology. In this article, we will discuss the steps involved in the FASTag registration process and the benefits of using FASTag for toll payments.
How does FASTag function?
FASTag is mandatory for all vehicles in India from February 15, 2021, for seamless movement on highways. So, it is important for you to understand how it works. As the vehicle passes through a toll plaza, a sensor reads the tag, and the toll amount is automatically deducted from the linked prepaid or savings account. This eliminates the need for physical cash transactions and reduces waiting time at toll plazas.
What are the advantages of FASTag?
No need to carry multiple cards
Discounted toll rates
FASTags are issued by a number of banks and other financial institutions, including ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, and Paytm Payments Bank. You have to follow the following steps to register:
Choose a bank or issuer for your FASTag registration.
Keep your KYC documents ready, including your vehicle registration certificate (RC) and driving license.
Visit the website of the chosen bank or issuer and click on the FASTag registration link.
Fill in the required details and upload the necessary documents.
Pay the FASTag fee, which varies depending on the issuer.
Wait for your FASTag to be delivered to your registered address within a few days.
Activate your FASTag by following the instructions provided by the issuer.
Link your FASTag to your bank account.
What documents are needed when applying for FASTag?
The following documents are required when applying for a FASTag:
Vehicle Registration Certificate (RC)
KYC documents (any one of the following): Aadhaar Card, Passport, Voter ID, Driving Licence, PAN card
Passport-sized photograph of the vehicle owner or authorised signatory
Vehicle owner's or authorised signatory's PAN card
How Can I Recharge My FASTag with Park+?
Recharging your FASTag with Park+ is a quick and easy process that can save you time and hassle on the road. Here's how to do it in just two simple steps:
Enter your vehicle number: When you open the Park+ app, you will see an option to recharge your FASTag. Simply enter your vehicle number in the provided field. The app will automatically identify the bank associated with your FASTag.
Add the amount and click on proceed: Next, you need to add the desired amount you want to recharge for your FASTag. Once you have added the amount, click on the 'Proceed' button to complete the payment. You can use any of the available payment options to complete the transaction.
The implementation of FASTag registration has brought about a revolution in the way toll collection is managed in India. It is essential that all vehicle owners get their FASTag registration done at the earliest to enjoy a hassle-free driving experience on the highways.
FASTag and Park+ are two great examples of how technology can be used to improve our daily lives. Park+ lets you recharge your FASTag account and manage it. It also offers other services like car wash and car parking. By adopting these solutions, we can make our travel experiences faster, easier, and more convenient. So why not give them a try and experience the benefits for yourself? Download the Park+ app today!