What is FASTag Tracking and FASTag Validity?

byMehak BaglaLast Updated: April 15, 2024
FASTag Tracking and its Validity

To reduce traffic congestion and delays on national highways, the government introduced FASTag, a cashless system where toll taxes are collected electronically. From 16th February 2021, all four-wheelers must have a FASTag installed. FASTag is managed by a major number of banks under the supervision of NPCI and NHAI.

It uses RFID technology to eliminate manual toll collection. The aim is to make toll collection more efficient and save time for people. Now, let’s learn how to track and check the validity of your FASTag.

How to Track FASTag Transactions?

To keep track of your FASTag transactions, you can easily download the FASTag statement from your fastag issuing bank or a popular UPI app like Paytm. This statement provides a comprehensive list of all your toll transactions, showing the amount deducted from your FASTag account at each toll booth along with the time of deduction. It’s a convenient way to stay organized and have a clear understanding of where your money is being spent.

You can follow these steps to see your FASTag statement on Paytm:

  • Step 1: Open the Paytm App and search for ‘Manage FASTag’.
  • Step 2: On the ‘Manage FASTag’ screen, you will find a list of your recent FASTag payments.
  • Step 3: If you want to view transactions for a longer period, you can click on the ‘Request Statement’ option.
  • Step 4: The statement will provide you with a detailed list of all your transactions, including the toll booth, the amount deducted, and the time of deduction.

Know in detail: How to Check Fastag Balance Online/Offline

What is the Validity of FASTag?

FASTag has a validity of 5 years from the date of issuance. However, it is always recommended to check with the specific issuer for the exact validity period and any updates regarding FASTag.

Is FASTag Compulsory?

Yes, FASTag is compulsory for all four-wheeled vehicles in India. As of 16th February 2021, the Indian government has made it mandatory for vehicles to have a FASTag sticker on their windshield when crossing toll plazas on national highways. This initiative aims to promote digital fee payment, reduce waiting time for travellers, minimize fuel consumption, and provide a seamless passage on national highways.

Note: Any vehicle without a FASTag or with an invalid FASTag will be required to pay double the applicable toll fee.

Bonus Read: How to Pay Using FASTag at Toll Plaza? Is FASTag mandatory?


What is the validity of FASTag?

A FASTag remains valid for 5 years.

What should I do if my FASTag is expired?

FASTag has unlimited validity and can be used until it is read by the reader and not tampered with. If the reading quality depreciates due to wear and tear, you can contact your issuing bank for a new tag.

Will FASTag become inactive?

If your KYC (Know Your Customer) is not complete, your FASTag may be deactivated or blacklisted by your bank, even if you have a valid balance. Ensure that you complete your KYC before the deadline to avoid deactivation.

How can I check my FASTag validity online?

Log in to your FASTag account and look for options like ‘manage FASTag’, ‘FASTag details’ etc., to find details such as FASTag Issuance Date, Expiry, FASTag Status, and more.

Can I use my old FASTag for my new car?

No, you can only use one FASTag in one vehicle. Each FASTag is issued for a specific vehicle after the submission of KYC documents. Using a FASTag in a different vehicle will result in blacklisting of the tag.

How can I renew my FASTag card online?

To recharge your FASTag, you can visit the respective bank's web portal or payment app like Paytm. Look for an option like ‘Recharge FASTag’ to recharge your FASTag through bank, UPI, or debit/credit card.

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