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How to get fastag ? Benefits of Fast Tag : All you need to know about Fast Tag

How to get fastag ? Benefits of Fast Tag : All you need to know about Fast Tag 
Last Date 15 Dec 2019

What is fastag and how does it work?

Electronic toll collection system has been introduced in India by the National Highways Authority of India to solve the problems caused by toll collection system at toll plazas. The Electronic Toll Collection System or Fastag Scheme was first introduced in India in 2014. Which is gradually being applied to toll plazas across the country. With the help of Fastag system, you will be able to get rid of the troubles while paying toll tax in the toll plaza.With the help of Fastag, you will be able to pay your toll plaza tax in the toll plaza without stopping. All you have to do is fasten your vehicle. You can buy these tags from any official tag issuer or participating bank.

How Fastag works?

The vehicle's windscreen is fastened and has Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). As soon as your vehicle comes near the toll plaza, the sensor on the toll plaza cuts off the charge on that toll plaza from your Fastrack account as soon as you come into contact with the fastag installed in the windscreen of your vehicle and you stop there. Pay your plaza tax. This tag was installed in the vehicle, , Will start its work as soon as your prepaid account is activated. At the same time, when the amount of your fastag account is exhausted, you will have to recharge it again. Fastag will have a validity of 5 years, that is, after five years you will have to install a new fastag on your car.

Benefits of fastag:

The Ministry of Roads and Transport has started the Fastag system at many toll plazas in the country to solve the problem of long line of trains and open money due to toll tax in toll plazas. With the help of Fastag, along with saving your time, your petrol or diesel will also be saved. Not only this, people using it between 2016-17 will also get a cashback of 10% on all toll payments. At the same time, between 2017-2018 you will get 7.5%.
Cash back will get 5% cash back between 2018-2019 and 2.5% cash back by 2019-2020. Your cash back will come to your Fastag account within a week. Till now Fastag was applicable only on toll plazas in select cities of India. But after its success, the Ministry of Roads and Transport is trying to start it soon at every toll plaza of the country.

SMS will be available?

Whenever you cross a toll plaza from a vehicle with Fastag, an SMS will come to you after deducting your fee from the Fastag account. You will be given information about how much amount has been deducted from your Fastag account through SMS.

These banks will be helping in recharge?

You can recharge your Fastag account through credit card, debit card, RTGS and net banking. At least 100 rupees and up to one lakh can be recharged in Fastag account. You can open your fastag sticker and fastag account by visiting any toll plaza and agency inside any point of sale (POS). By going to the website of National Highways Authority of India, you can find the location of the Point of Sale in your vicinity.

At the same time, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank come inside the POS. In the coming times, IDFC Bank and SBI Bank will also be included soon. At the same time, you can recharge Fastag account through SBI Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Punjab National Bank, Syndicate Bank, Paytm, Karur Vyas Bank, HDFC Bank. At the time of opening the fastag account, you will also need to submit the following documents along with a form given, which are as follows:

  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (RC)
  • Vehicle owner passport photo
  • KYC documents of the vehicle owner and any documents that have the address of your home.
  • When Start FasTag in India

In India, this system was first introduced in 2014 between Ahmedabad and Mumbai Highway. In July 2015, it was commissioned at the Chennai-Bengaluru toll plaza. So far this facility has been started at 332 toll plazas of the country. That is, in these toll plazas, you can pay toll tax through Fastag.

Fastag will be necessary on the vehicle from December 1 [Fastags mandatory from 15 Dec 2019]

In the year 2019, it will be very necessary to fasten all types of four-wheelers sold after December 1. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has asked all vehicle manufacturers and auto dealers to ensure that the vehicles purchased from them from December 1, must be fastened by their owner.

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