With the government directing the implementation of FASTag for all the payments at NH toll plazas from 15th December 2019, it’s the time to switch to Paytm FASTag. A simple and reusable tag based on Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, Paytm FASTag enables electronic toll fee collection on highways across the country and can be placed on a vehicle’s windshield.
We are proud to share that Paytm Payments Bank, India’s largest payments bank is now the top issuer of FASTags in our country and has issued more FASTags than any other bank in the month of September and October this year. While more than 1 million vehicles on the road have already been on-boarded with Paytm Payments Bank FASTag, over 3 million vehicles are expected to get on the bandwagon soon. In addition to this, we are also the acquiring bank of more than 110 toll plazas in India.
Here’s all the information about FASTag, how you can purchase it using the Paytm app or website and its benefits.
1. What is a FASTag?
The FASTag is a simple and reusable tag that works on the Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. It needs to be affixed on the vehicle’s windshield. Each tag is linked to a pre-paid wallet to facilitate instant automatic deduction of toll charges. Paytm Payments Bank has partnered with National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) as a part of the National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) program to allow easy zipping through highway tolls using the Paytm FASTag.
2. What is the fine for not using FASTags on toll plazas?
As per the Govt. of India directive, the vehicles not using FASTags at the NH toll plazas will have to pay double the toll amount from 15th December 2019.
3. Where and how can I buy a FASTag?
Paytm Payments Bank gives passenger vehicle owners an option to buy FASTag online on website or Paytm app and get it delivered free of cost at their doorsteps. Please click here to buy your Paytm FASTag now. The tag issuance cost is Rs. 100, customer needs to pay Rs. 500 where Rs. 250 is for security deposit and Rs. 150 is the minimum balance to be maintained (both of which stay with the user). In addition to this, Paytm FASTag buyers can get a free movie ticket as well.
4. How can I affix Paytm FASTag on my vehicle?
Once you receive the FASTag, remove the adhesive strip and place it on the top middle of the windshield from inside the vehicle, behind the rear-view mirror.
5. How to use Paytm FASTag?
Paytm FASTag works in a highly user-friendly manner, with minimum effort required from your end. Follow the below steps and zip through NHAI tolls:
Step 1: Post-purchase, affix the tag on your vehicle’s windshield.
Step 2: Add sufficient money to your Paytm Wallet using UPI or from any bank account.
Step 3: Enter dedicated FASTag lane at NHAI Toll Plaza. Reader at the plaza will read your tag’s detail and applicable toll charges will automatically get deducted from your Paytm wallet.
6. What is the delivery and activation process for Paytm FASTag?
Your Paytm FASTag will be activated post validation of the vehicle RC scans submitted by you. Tag will be dispatched free of cost to your registered address at the time of purchase.
7. What are the benefits of using Paytm FASTag?
2.5% cashback is applicable on all toll transactions done at NHAI plazas for the financial year 2019-20.
Provides you the convenience of cashless payments at the toll plazas along with non-stop motion and reduced commute time.
It is easy to recharge, as you simply need to add money to your Paytm wallet.
Digital receipt of each transaction is available in the passbook section on Paytm app.
For our Corporate partners, we are setting up helpdesks at several corporate offices across India for employees to get their FASTags without any hassle.
We are setting up helpdesks at several corporate offices across India for employees to get their FASTags without any hassle.
If you wish to set up a camp, write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org