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How to get a FASTag for your Vehicle? Apply, Recharge Online

  • Akansha Sharma
  • Feb 12, 2024
  • RFID
How to get a FASTag for your Vehicle? Apply, Recharge Online

" Go to the official website of a certified FASTag issuing bank like HDFC, or ICICI bank and click on ‘APPLY For FASTag’ under the product category or visit any authorized FASTag service provider."

The government's drive to digitize toll payments has made FASTag mandatory for all Indian car owners. Since January 1st, 2021, FASTag has been made mandatory for all class M and N vehicles (four-wheelers and more carrying goods and passengers) by the Indian Ministry of Road Transports and Highways. You can go through toll plazas quickly and easily with FASTag, eliminating the need to carry cash or stand in a queue. 

We will take you through getting a FASTag online, updating your information, recharging your FASTag account, and more through this in-depth explanation.

What is FASTag?

FASTag is an electronic toll-collecting system used by the Indian Ministry of Road Transports and Highways. It employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to allow cashless payments at toll plazas, a way to automate toll collection when a vehicle passes through a toll plaza on an Indian highway or expressway.

When you travel through a toll plaza with a FASTag, the toll money is automatically debited from the prepaid account linked with the tag. It removes the need to carry cash or stop at toll booths, allowing you to travel faster and more conveniently.

How to Get a FASTag: Online and Offline 

Obtaining a FASTag is a straightforward process that may be completed online or offline. Let's look at each option in detail:

Applying Online for a FASTag in 6 Easy Steps

1. Go to the official website of a certified issuing bank (HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, etc.) or authorized FASTag service provider.

2. Look for the FASTag area on the website and select "Apply Now" or a similar option

3. Fill out the necessary information, including your car registration number, owner information, and KYC papers.

4. Upload the required papers, such as your vehicle's registration certificate and identification evidence.

5. Review the information you supplied and proceed to pay for your FASTag.

6. Once payment has been confirmed, your FASTag will be delivered to your registered address within a few days.

Applying Offline for a FASTag

1. Go to a certified issuing bank or an authorized point of sale (POS) facility near you.

2. Carry any relevant paperwork, such as your vehicle's registration certificate and proof of identification.

3. Request a FASTag application form from your bank or POS representative.

4. Complete the application form with accurate information and send it with the relevant papers.

5. Pay the required costs to acquire the FASTag.

6. After validating your paperwork, the bank or POS representative will issue you a FASTag that may be attached to your vehicle's windscreen.

Get a FASTag: Required Documents
To apply for a FASTag, you will require the following documents:

1. Vehicle Registration Certificate (RC).

2. Owner's KYC documents (Aadhaar card, PAN card, passport, voter ID, etc.)

3. Passport-size photographs

4. Proof of address (electricity bill, phone bill, etc.)

Ensure to include both the original and photocopies of these papers for verification purposes.

How to Update Your FASTag Information?
If you need to change your FASTag information, such as car details, cellphone number, or address, you can do it quickly on the issuer bank's website or mobile app. Take these steps:
1. Visit the issuer bank's official website or open its mobile app.
2. Log in to your FASTag account with your credentials.
3. Navigate to the profile or account settings area.
4. Find the option to change your information and click on it.
5. Enter the amended information correctly and save the changes.

Your FASTag information will be updated, and any changes will be shown in your account.

How to Recharge Your FASTag Account?
To guarantee a smooth toll payment experience, keep your FASTag account properly filled. Here are several ways to recharge your FASTag account:

Recharge Through Bank Websites
1. Visit the official website of the issuer bank or the bank where you hold your FASTag account.
2. Log in to your account using your credentials.
3. Find the option to recharge or top off your FASTag account.
4. Enter the required recharge amount and select a payment method.
5. Complete the transaction, and the recharge amount will be credited to your FASTag account.

Through Mobile Applications
Many issuing banks have specific mobile applications for managing your FASTag account. Follow these steps to recharge using a mobile app:

1. Download the issuer bank's official mobile app from your device's app store.
2. Open the app and sign in to your FASTag account with your credentials.
3. Look for the recharge or top-up option in the app.
4. Enter the required recharge amount and select your chosen payment method.
5. Complete the transaction and the recharge amount will be credited to your FASTag account.

Through Digital Payment Apps
You can also recharge your FASTag account with popular digital payment applications such as Gpay, PhonePe, and Paytm. Here's how:
1. Open the digital payment app on your mobile device and sign in to your account.
2. Look for the FASTag recharge option within the app.
3. Select the issuing bank or FASTag service provider for your account.
4. Enter your car registration number or FASTag account information.
5. Enter the recharge amount and finish the transaction with your desired payment method.

The recharge amount will be applied to your FASTag account, and you will receive a confirmation message.

Advantages of FASTag
Owners of both private and commercial vehicles can benefit from using FASTag in various ways:


With FASTag, you may pass through toll plazas without waiting in large lines, considerably decreasing travel time.

Cashless Payments

Forget about the headache of always having correct change on you or looking for ATMs close to toll booths. Cashless transactions are made possible by FASTag, which streamlines toll payments.

Fuel economy

Since you don't have to stop or slow down at toll plazas, your car retains momentum, resulting in increased fuel economy.

To summarize, FASTag has transformed toll payments in India, improving transport convenience and efficiency. It is pretty easy to apply for a FASTag online and offline. Recharging it is even more so. By following the procedures given in this article, you can simply obtain a FASTag, update your information, recharge your account, and travel smoothly through toll plazas.

Frequently Asked Questions on FasTag

Q1. Is FASTag necessary for all vehicles?

 Yes, FASTag is required for all class m and n vehicles (four-wheelers and above) including private and commercial, by government mandate.
Q2. Can I use a single FASTag for different vehicles?

No, every vehicle must have its own FASTag. Using the same FASTag on several cars is not permitted.
Q3: Can I transfer my FASTag from one car to another?

No, FASTag does not transfer across cars. It links to a certain vehicle's registration number.

Q4: How long does it take to acquire a FASTag after applying?

After a successful application and payment, you should have your FASTag within 5-6 days, depending on the issuer bank and delivery area.

Disclaimer: The information presented here is for general information purposes only and true to best of our understanding. Users are requested to use any information as per their own understanding and knowledge. Before using any of the information, please refer to our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

  • Created on Feb 12, 2024

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