Here's How to Recharge and Check Fastag Balance

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Remember the time when you used to stand in long queues to pay the toll charges? But now you can easily pay it by using a smart FASTag option. It is also compulsory for everyone to have a FASTag, otherwise, you will be fined.

This online toll payment also saves you time. Whether it is a personal or a commercial vehicle, you must have a FASTag. Hence, it is also important to check your Fastag balance regularly.

But if you have no idea how to check the balance and even recharge, then you have come to the right place. Here’s how to recharge and check FASTag balance.

What Is FASTag?

FASTag is an electronic toll-collection system that the authorized bank issues or you can have them online. It doesn’t let you stay in the long queues at toll booths.

It uses RFID (Radio-frequency Identification) technology so that you can make toll payments easily. After that, you get the details about the toll tax through SMS. It has a validity of 5 years.

There are readers present at the toll booths on national highways. These readers scan the tag pasted on your car’s windshield and charge the toll. The amount gets deducted from the account you have linked to your FASTag. This allows your vehicle to pass through the toll booths without having you to pay in cash.

Benefits Of Having A FASTag

If you have a FASTag, then you will have various benefits that come with it. First, it saves time and reduces congestion, making it very convenient.

Now, you don’t have to stop and pay tolls with cash. This reduces the travel time on highways and busy roads. FASTags promotes digital payments and is accepted at toll booths across the country.

You get SMS alerts for the toll transactions you have made which helps you to keep track of your expenses. You can also use online platforms for checking the balance and recharging the FASTag.

It also provides environmental benefits by reducing the idling time. This lowers fuel consumption and leads to environmental conservation.

How To Get FASTag Online For A Car?

If you want a FASTag online for your car, first you have to choose the bank or Fastag issuer that provides its online registration and issuance. You can select banks like ICICI, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, SBI, etc. You can opt for the online platforms Paytm, Amazon, and Airtel payment banks.

Follow these steps to get a FASTag

  • First, visit the website of your chosen FASTag issuer.
  • Register at the website if you are a new user or you can log in with your credentials if you already have an account.
  • After that, enter the vehicle details like registration number, owner’s name, address, etc.
  • Then you have to upload documents like RC and KYC documents such as Aadhar card, PAN card, or passport.
  • Now pay the required fee for getting the FASTag.
  • After the payment verification, it will be processed and dispatched to your registered address.
  • Once you have received the FASTag, paste it on your car windshield as per the instructions provided. Activate it by linking it to your account.

How To Recharge FASTag Online?

You don’t have to go anywhere to get your FASTag recharges. You can conveniently recharge it online.

Official Website

You can recharge your FASTag through the NHAI official website very easily. You can also recharge it on my FASTag app.

Online through website

You can recharge it online through the FASTag issuer website by following these simple steps.

  1. Log into the website of the company of the FASTag issuer.
  2. Now, click on the recharge section. You can find the recharge option or top-up on the menu or dashboard on your account.
  3. After that, they will ask you to enter the FASTag details such as your vehicle registration number to identify your account.
  4. Enter the amount you want to recharge your FASTag with.
  5. After proceeding, they will ask you to select the payment method like debit/credit card, net banking, UPI, or wallet.
  6. Complete your payment securely and once it is successful, you will get a confirmation via SMS or email. Or it will shown on your FASTag account.

It is important that you check the recharge amount or if they are taking any transaction fees before making the payment. Make sure that you have a secure internet connection.

Online through BHIP UPI

You can also recharge it with the BHIM UPI conveniently.

  1. First, login to your BHIM UPI app that you use or prefer.
  2. Initiate the process by clicking on the send button.
  3. Putnetc.vehiclemunber@(bankupihandle) in send to tab.
  4. After that verify your UPI ID and then enter the amount and your PIN.
  5. This will initiate the payment process and recharge your FASTag successfully.

Before making the payment, you have to make sure that you have entered the correct bank UPI handle.

How To Recharge FASTag On Paytm?

Paytm allows a seamless and user-friendly interface for recharging your FASTag.

  1. Open the Paytm app on your smartphone.
  2. Go to the FASTag section. You can find it under the Recharge and Pay Bills section or the Services menu.
  3. Select recharge FASTag to proceed further with your payment.
  4. After that, enter Fastag details like its number and vehicle registration number to identify your account.
  5. Enter the recharge amount.
  6. Make payment.
  7. Then you will get the confirmation about the successful payment of your FASTag.

How to Check FASTag Balance?

There are multiple ways through which you can check your FASTag balance.

FASTag Issuer’s Website/App

You can check the balance of your FASTag by logging into the Fastag issuer’s website/app. Navigate through the balance inquiry section. Then they will ask for the FASTag details. After that, they will show you its balance.

SMS Alerts

You get SMS alerts after the toll gets deducted from your account. It provides various notifications like account balance, low balance, or toll payment and recharge confirmation.

This allows you to check the latest balance and review the notifications sent to your registered mobile number.

Email Notifications

Sometimes, you do not receive the latest notifications via SMS, or the SMS doesn’t get updated in your inbox. So, you don't have to worry about missing the notification as you can also check them in your email. They provide the FASTag details and help you in checking your balance.

Mobile Application

You can check your FASTag balance in the mobile application. First, download the My FASTag App and then log into your account. You can download the app through the Play Store or APP store. It will show you the balance once you log in.

Customer Care

You can contact customer care of the Fastag issuer via phone or email. They will help you in checking the balance of your FASTag.

Toll Plaza

You can check the balance by driving through the FASTag lanes. Look for an electronic display board as it will show you the balance after the toll deduction.

So, checking the balance of your FASTag has been made easier and more convenient with these ways.

Conclusion

To conclude, passing through the toll booth has become easier because of the FASTag. You can now understand how to recharge and check the FASTag balance. Having a FASTag saves time and provides many other benefits.

So, if you have not applied for the one, then apply immediately as it has been compulsory to have FASTags RFID stickers. Applying for FASTags, recharging it, and checking its balance is now at your fingertips.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1 How do I find my FASTag account details?

Ans. You can check your FASTag account details by visiting the FASTag issuer's website. After that, Use your vehicle registration number to login to your account. Once logged in, you will be able to see all the details for your FASTag account.

Q2 Which app is used to recharge FASTag?

Ans. You can use My FASTag app for recharging the FASTag. It is available on the Google Play Store and App Store.

Q3 What is the minimum balance for FASTag recharge?

Ans. The minimum balance for FASTag recharge is ₹100 INR.

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By: Deepali

Sat, May 04, 2024

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