Documents Required for FASTag Application

The FASTag is a device that is attached to the windscreen of a four-wheeled vehicle in order to digitalize the toll tax payments at all the toll plazas across the country. The FASTag works on the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Technology) technology, which enables the payment of toll tax from a prepaid wallet linked to the vehicle’s owner.

The idea behind facilitating and making the use of FASTag mandatory is to eliminate long queues and jams at the toll booths, thereby ensuring a smooth and fast driving experience. The FASTag has a validity of 5 years, which keeps you away from the burden of re-registering or re-applying for it again and again. 

On top of this, if you link your FASTag to a prepaid wallet like Paytm, you will not have to recharge your FASTag separately. If you use Paytm wallet for your FASTag transactions, all you need is to have a balance in your Paytm wallet and link it with your FASTag. The toll tax amount will automatically be deducted from your wallet and you will be notified of your FASTag transaction every time you cross a toll booth.

Which are the Documents Required for FASTag?

To apply for FASTag, you must mandatorily present the following documents, along with your FASTag application form-

  • Registration Certificate (RC)
  • KYC documents of your vehicle

Note that the above documents must be submitted by people from all groups/categories. Mentioned below is the list of documents specifically for individuals and corporates.

List of Documents required for Individuals

  • PAN Card
  • Identity and Address Proof (any one of the following)
    • Driver’s License
    • Valid Passport (photo of its front page and the address page)
    • Voter’s ID Card
    • Aadhaar Card (including the address)

List of Documents required for Corporates

  • Public Limited/Private Limited/Sole proprietorship
  • Certificate of Incorporation/Partnership deed/Registration Certificate of the firm/ Proprietor’s PAN Card
  • PAN Card of the corporate address proof of the proprietor (mandatory)
  • Photo ID of the signing authority under the Shop Act or any other proof of the firm
  • List of directors of the firm with names and addresses of the partners

After submitting the above-mentioned documents, the individuals and corporates have to follow the below procedure-

  • Duly fill the FASTag application form and submit it with all the required documents
  • Ensure that all the documents are in the name of the vehicle owner
  • In case the car owner is not present at the time of filling the application form, the car’s driver can submit his photo ID proof

What are the Benefits of Using FASTag?

There are multiple reasons which explain why you should buy the FASTag for your four-wheeled vehicle. Some of them have been explained below-

  • Using the FASTag technology, you will not have to lower the speed of your vehicle at the toll plazas. Since you can keep moving at the toll gates, without having to stop, your fuel and your time will be saved
  • Since the traffic does not have to stop or slow down, there is almost no congestion or traffic jam at the toll plazas
  • Traveling from one city/state to another by road comes across a lot of toll plazas. With the use of FASTag, you can enjoy the benefit of electronic payment, and a completely hassle-free driving experience throughout your journey; leaving the FASTag to take care of all your toll payments
  • FASTag also makes it easier for you to keep a track of all your toll expenses. If you use Paytm to make your FASTag payments, you will receive regular in-app notifications and SMSs every time you make a payment through FASTag. Moreover, you can also track your expenses in your Paytm passbook
  • The FASTag facility benefits the environment in the long run, as it reduces the use of paper and fuel
  • Regular travelers can apply to convert their monthly, regular passes into FASTag passes. There is an online application procedure for corporates and fleet owners to do the same
  • While various other digital wallets let you recharge your FASTag on your mobile phone in a matter of minutes; Paytm does not require you to do that either. All you need is some balance in your Paytm wallet and the toll tax amount will automatically be deducted from your wallet as and when you cross a toll plaza
  • Upon linking your FASTag account with the Paytm mobile application, you will be automatically notified of all the transactions and toll deductions. This will help you keep a track of the money that you have spent at toll plazas during your travel
  • A FASTag has a validity of 5 years

Registering for a FASTag involves a simple, and quick process

FAQs
Which documents are required by individuals for the FASTag application?
Individuals applying for FASTag must submit the following documents-
  • Registration Certificate (RC)
  • KYC documents of your vehicle
  • PAN Card
  • Identity and Address Proof (any one of the following)
    • Driver’s License
    • Valid Passport (photo of its front page and the address page)
    • Voter’s ID Card
    • Aadhaar Card (including the address)
Which documents are required by corporates for the FASTag application?
Corporates applying for FASTag must submit the following documents-
  • Public Limited/Private Limited/Sole proprietorship
  • Certificate of Incorporation/Partnership deed/Registration Certificate of the firm/ Proprietor’s PAN Card
  • PAN Card of the corporate address proof of the proprietor (mandatory)
  • Photo ID of the signing authority under the Shop Act or any other proof of the firm
  • List of directors of the firm with names and addresses of the partners
What are the benefits of FASTag?
FASTag allows the seamless automatic payment of tolls without any manual intervention. Using FASTag offers multiple benefits, such as it saves a lot of time and effort for the user by eliminating long queues at toll plazas. Additionally, travelers can use a single wallet for tolls, fuel expenses, vehicle parking expenses, or shopping, etc. while also making the benefit of various offers and discounts by recharging their FASTag on mobile applications like Paytm. On top of this, the use of FASTag is also beneficial for the environment as it reduces the use of paper and fuel.
What is a FASTag?
The FASTag facility is a cashless model wherein the entire toll tax amount is collected through the FASTag without having to stop the vehicle. The FASTag is linked to the user’s prepaid account, such as a Paytm wallet, and is then fixed to the windscreen of his/her vehicle. As the user passes through the toll gate, the toll amount is automatically debited from the user’s prepaid account or a Paytm wallet linked to the FASTag. The user will be informed of the charges and provides an automated grievance redressal mechanism on the Paytm app itself.
Where should I stick my FASTag?
The FASTag should be stuck on the windscreen of your four-wheeled vehicle.
Can I use my Paytm account for FASTag?
If you have linked your FASTag to your Paytm account, you can have multiple benefits in comparison to using any other platform for your FASTag account. Firstly, if you use Paytm for your FASTag transactions, you wouldn’t need to specifically check your FASTag balance or recharge your FASTag account. All you need is to have a balance in your Paytm wallet. Unlike other digital wallets, Paytm does not require you to recharge your FASTag account every now and then. All you need is some balance in your Paytm wallet and the toll tax amount will automatically be deducted from your wallet as and when you cross a toll plaza.
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