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.
Ease of payment – No need to carry cash for the toll transactions, saves time 2. Near non-stop movement of vehicles leading to lower fuel cost. 3. Online Recharge – FASTag can be recharged online through Credit Card / Debit Card / NEFT/ RTGS or Net banking 4. SMS alerts for toll transactions, low balance, etc. 5. Online Portal for customers 6. Validity of 5 Years 7. Incentive: You can avail a cashback of 10% on all Toll payments using FASTag in 2016-17 8. Other benefits are:
|Environmental benefit||Social benefit||Economic benefit|
|• Reduced air pollution||• Reduced toll payment hassles||• Reduced effort in management at toll plaza|
|• Reduced use of paper||• Analytics for better highway management||• Reduced effort in monitoring centrally|
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 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:
- Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle.
- Passport size photograph of the vehicle owner
- KYC documents as per the category of the vehicle owner (viz. individual / corporate):
|ID proof and Address proof from the list mentioned, and 1 passport size photograph|
|Driving License||PAN Card||Passport||Voter ID Card||Aadhar Card (with address)|
|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.
Note: (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 ₹ 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 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.
I have FASTag and also balance in my linked account, but I could not go through ETC lane. How do I get my FASTag checked/ rectified to see whether it is active or not?
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.
I reside within 10 Km of a particular Toll plaza. Do I need to take FASTag to get the concessions available for local vehicles?
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.