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Know How to Apply for FASTag

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Do you drive a car and pay toll at different toll gates? From December 15, having a FASTag will become mandatory for all vehicles both private and commercial. Fail to do so and you run the risk of paying double the amount of normal toll.

What is Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) / FASTag?

FASTag is National Highways Authority of India(NHAI)’s program for Electronic Toll Collection on toll plazas.

FASTags are prepaid rechargeable tags that allow automatic deduction of toll. This allows hassle-free movement through the toll gates through cashless payments. It is valid throughout the country. They are normally affixed on the windscreen of the vehicle. FASTag uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology through the required toll is automatically debited from the account.

After you purchase, you can recharge and top up according to your requirement.

Features and Benefits of FASTag


FASTag has a one-time fee of Rs. 200. The refundable security deposit depends on the vehicle type.

Hassle-free payment:

With FASTag, you don’t have to look for change the next time you pass through a troll. The toll will be automatically debited. 

No more halting at tolls:

Compulsory use of FASTags will reduce the halt of traffic near the toll gates manifold as it will lead to non-stop movement of traffic. This will also save petrol as well.

SMS alerts

Users get SMS alerts for toll deductions, low balances etc. Customers can keep track of their balance and keep the required balance.

Online recharge:

As the FASTag is a prepaid account, it needs to be recharged depending on your usage. Customers can recharge their account through net banking and mobile banking.


Users can get a monthly cashback of 2.5% on toll transactions till March 31, 2020.

Other benefits:

It comes with other benefits such as reduced air pollution, reduced use of paper, fewer management efforts at the toll plaza.  

How to get a FASTag?

Twenty three certified organisations such as payment banks, small finance banks and co-operative banks issue FASTag. Although you can apply from any bank, it is bank neutral. This means that one can recharge from any bank.

One can also get FASTag from select toll plazas, RTOs, petrol pumps, and from online platforms such as Amazon.

Here are the steps that you need to take to apply FASTag online through a bank: 

 Step 1: Visit the official website of the banks from where you want to apply FASTags like SBI, Kotak Mahindra Bank etc.

Step 2: Search and click on the ‘Get FASTag’ or ‘Apply for FASTag’ that will be shown on the homepage of the bank’s website or mobile banking app.

Step 3: You need to enter your mobile number where OTP will be sent. Enter the OTP and click on ‘Submit’.

Step 4: Enter your details such as name, email id, address etc, vehicle details such as the type of vehicle, registration number and upload the softcopy of supporting documents.

Step 5: Check all the details that you have filled in the application form before you submit. Submit the application form.

Step 6: Pay the necessary fees. .

Once the process is over, save the copy and payment receipt. You can also take a print out of it to keep as a reference.

How to stick the FASTag sticker

After the online application is over and get the FASTag sticker, there are the steps that you should follow while affixing the sticker:

  • Remove the adhesive liner from the sticker.
  • Stick the sticker on the top middle of the windshield from inside the vehicle or behind the rear view of the mirror.
  • Gently press the sticker on the windshield

Here are some of the things that you should keep in while pasting the FASTag sticker:

  • Once you have pasted the sticker, do not try to remove or change its position. It may make render it useless.
  • Remember not to paste it on a dirty or wet glass surface.
  • Get the sticker replaced if the original adhesive is insufficient.
  • Do not utilize cello tape or any other adhesive to affix the sticker.


If you have a car, then it is important to get FASTag before 15th December. It will save from the hassles to pay tolls at different toll gates. With FASTags, you can easily pass through the highways with ease. Text alerts make it very convenient to track the toll transaction and remaining balance. You can recharge through net banking or mobile banking from any of the authorised entities.


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