If you own a four-wheeler, then you’d know that FASTag is a device that uses Radio Frequency (RFID) technology to enable toll payments directly from the vehicle owner’s prepaid wallet or linked bank account. The FASTag is affixed to the windscreen of the vehicle and allows the user to drive through the toll plazas across the Indian National Highways without having the user stop to make cash payments.
It is important to note that the FASTag has a validity of 5 years and hence, the user does not have to repeat the process of buying a FASTag or registering for a FASTag again and again. All the user needs to do is recharge his/her FASTag account and maintain sufficient balance in it in order to avoid paying a penalty (which is twice the toll tax amount) at the toll plaza.
How to Recharge your HDFC Bank FASTag Recharge on Paytm?
Follow these simple steps to recharge your HDFC Bank FASTag on Paytm-
- Open the Paytm mobile application
- You can either-
- Visit the ‘Recharge’ section and click on ‘FASTag’; or
- Select the ‘FASTag’ option on the homepage; or
- Search for the ‘FASTag recharge’ option
- Select ‘HDFC Bank’, which is your FASTag issuer bank
- Enter your vehicle registration number
- Click on the ‘Proceed’ option and enter the amount that you wish to recharge for
- Select the mode of payment out of Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, Paytm wallet, and/or UPI
Alternatively, you can also click here to do your HDFC Bank FASTag recharge, enter your vehicle number and proceed with the recharge.
Buy Paytm FASTag Today- Here’s Why!
Unlike other banks that require you to recharge your FASTag every now and then, Paytm only requires its users to add money to their Paytm wallet in order to process FASTag transactions. Using the Paytm wallet, the toll tax amount will directly be deducted from your Paytm wallet as and when you cross a toll booth.
Moreover, when you buy the Paytm FASTag, it automatically gets linked to your Paytm wallet. You don’t need to take any additional steps to activate/start using your Paytm FASTag.
Using the Paytm wallet for your FASTag-related transactions will make it easier for you as you won’t have to recharge your FASTag again and again. All you need is a balance in your Paytm wallet and the toll tax amount would directly be deducted from your wallet as and when you cross a toll plaza.
Having a single Paytm wallet for multiple needs will help you manage your balances and keep a detailed track of all your travel-related expenses, whether fuel, purchases at departmental stores, or expenses made at toll plazas.