What is fastag

FASTag – Electronic toll collection

What is FASTag ?



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FASTag is a simple to use, reloadable tag which enables automatic deduction of toll charges and lets you pass through the toll plaza without stopping for the cash transaction. FASTag is linked to a prepaid account from which the applicable toll amount is deducted. The tag employs Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology and is affixed on the vehicle’s windscreen after the tag account is active.

 FASTag is a perfect solution for a hassle free trip on national highways. FASTag is presently operational at 180 toll plazas across national and state highways. More toll plazas will be brought under the FASTag program in the future.

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What is Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) / FASTag?

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NHAI has rolled out program for Electronic Toll Collection on Toll Plazas on National Highways to be called FASTag.

FASTag is a device that employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid account linked to it. It is affixed on the windscreen of your vehicle and enables you to drive through toll plazas. FASTag has a validity of 5 years and after purchasing it, you only need to recharge/ top up the FASTag as per your requirement.

FASTag offers near non-stop movement of vehicles through toll plazas and the convenience of cashless payment of toll fee with nation-wide interoperable Electronic Toll Collection Services.

What are the benefits of using FASTag?

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Customer can avail a cashback of 10% on all Toll payments using FASTag in FY 2016-17. The cashback amount for a particular month will be credited back to your FASTag account within a week of subsequent month.

Adopting FASTag is voluntary at this stage of the program. However, it may be made mandatory in future at some locations. FASTag is applicable for all categories, kinds, makes and types of vehicles.

Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL) (a company incorporated by National Highways Authority of India) and National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) are implementing this program with help from Toll Plaza Concessionaires, FASTag Issuer Agencies and Toll Transaction Acquirer (select banks).

FASTag is presently operational at 240+ toll plazas across National Highways. More toll plazas will be brought under the FASTag program in the future. To find out list of toll plazas currently integrated with FASTag click here.

FASTag has a one time Fee of ₹ 200. The refundable security deposit depends on the vehicle type. Please check other details on website of Issuer Agencies.

The customer may visit any of the Point of Sale (POS) locations at Toll Plazas / Issuer Agency to get your FASTag account created. Customer may call on customer care no. Of the Issuer Agency to know more details. For list of Point of Sale (POS) locations click here: Customer need to submit a copy of the following documents along with the application for FASTag:

1. Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle.

2. Passport size photograph of the vehicle owner

3. KYC documents as per the category of the vehicle owner (viz. Individual / corporate):

For Individual : ID proof and Address proof from the list mentioned and 1 passport size photograph.

For instance, valid driving license would be sufficient for Address & ID proof.

For Corporate customers and other details please visit web site of the participating banks / issuer Agency.

(i) Issue of FASTag is subject to verification of original documents mentioned above by the issuing agency.

(ii) Customers are advised to bring originals of above documents while visiting PoS for purchase of FASTag.
(iii) The FASTag will be fixed on the vehicle’s windshield by the representative of the Issuer Agency only.

(iv) Any representative of the vehicle owner can provide the above documentation and information and purchase the FASTag.

The customer will receive an SMS with requisite details to his registered mobile number as soon as the toll transaction takes place. Periodic statement of account may also be obtained on website of the Issuer Agency after registration by the customer.

A vehicle with FASTag may use any lane at toll plazas by making cash payment. However, the FASTag will work only in the lanes demarcated for FASTag. Vehicle without valid FASTag entering FASTag lane will be charged double the applicable toll amount in cash.

The monthly pass facility is specific to each toll plaza. You may call customer care of the participating bank / issuer agency for further details.

Issuer Agency will electronically deduct the applicable toll fee from the customer’s account linked to the FASTag. This deduction will be done post the toll transaction. The customer needs to adequately fund the account which is linked to FASTag. This recharge process may be termed as top-up.

You may recharge your FASTag account by making payment through cheque or online through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ NEFT/ RTGS or through Net Banking. FASTag account can be recharged upto Rs. 1,00,000.00 (Rupees One Lac only).

For recharge, steps prescribed by the respective issuing agency on their web site need to be followed.

Please refer to Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) for FASTag user.

Yes, the minimum recharge amount is Rs. 100.

You will need to take two separate FASTags for the two vehicles.

No, FASTag is issued to each vehicle based on KYC documents submitted. If a FASTag for instance bought for one Car is used for a Truck then such FASTag shall get blacklisted resulting into denial of vehicle passage from FASTag lanes on Toll Plazas. FASTag users are advised to desist from such practice.

You will need to call customer care number of the issuer agency to block your FASTag. Once you take a new account, the issuer agency will transfer the balance to the new account.

Customer will receive an SMS alert in your registered phone number each time an amount is deducted from your FASTag account. Fee payable on each toll plaza may be seen on www.nhtis.org in addition to displayed at concerned toll plazas.

Customer can report an incorrect deduction by calling us at customer care number of the issuer agency. The agency will review your request and necessary action.

Customer can call up customer care of the issuer agency and block his / her FASTag account.

Please contact the PoS of respective Issuer Agency.

Only RFID Tag purchased earlier may be used, in case of any problems, please contact the PoS of issuer Agency. Any other type of Tag will not work on FASTag lanes.

FASTag can be used on all toll plazas on National Highways where it has been integrated. You can check the list of Plazas click here

Please refer to steps under Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) for FASTag user. Customer to raise a request regarding the same by calling customer care of the respective Issuer Agency.

Yes, you can, if you need to access and use FASTag lane and to avail cash back.

FASTag will work on all enabled toll plazas. In case of change in city or address, the customer should inform only the Issuer Agency.

It is strictly prohibited to purchase two FASTag for one vehicle. In case of multiple FASTag, customer will be responsible for operational issues.

In case of car being sold or transferred; only the Issuer Agency needs to be informed.

The vehicle owner/ user could approach the Issuer Agency for replacement of FASTag.

It is planned to extend usage of FASTag to toll plazas at State highways for tolling, parking lots for parking charge and various other payments at wayside amenities.

The primary point of contact for the vehicle owner/ user is the Issuer Agency, contact details for which will be shared at the time of FASTag issuance. IHMCL can be approached as the next escalation level.

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FASTag CUSTMER CARE NUMBERS:

(i) ICICI Bank (Customer care 1860 210 0104)
(ii) Axis Bank (Customer care 1800 103 5577)
(iii) IDFC Bank (Customer care 1800 266 9970)
(iv) SBI Bank (Customer care 1800 110 018)
(v) Equitas Small Finance Bank (Customer Care 18004191996)
(vi) HDFC Bank (Customer Care 1800-120-1243)
(vii) Syndicate Bank (Customer Care 1800 -425-0585)
(viii) Paytm Payments Bank (Customer care 18001026480)
(ix) Karur Vysya Bank (Customer care 1800-102-1916)
(x) Punjab National Bank (Customer care 08067295310)

Fees and Charges

Charges applicable on FASTag

PARTICULARS AMOUNT (INR)
Tag Joining Fee* 200 including all applicable taxes

One – time tag deposit amount

Vehicle Class Description Tag Deposit Threshold Amount
1 Car / Jeep / Van 200 100
2 Light Commercial Vehicle 2-axle / 3-axle 300 140
3 Bus 2-axle / 3-axle / Mini-Bus 400 300
4 Truck 2-axle 400 300
5 Trucks 3-axle and above 500 300
6 Earth Moving / Heavy Construction Machinery 500 300
7 Tractor / Tractor with Trailer 500 300
8 Tata Ace and Similar Mini Light Commercial Vehicle 200 100

Please note:

Please find below the details of convenience fee rates for your reference.

Note: Convenience fee is levied by payment gateway service provider / aggregator (TechProcess – TPSL) and not by ICICI Bank. The fee is levied against the cost of transaction & not as any revenue on the TAG recharge.

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