How to Apply for FASTag?

How to Apply for FASTag

Have you got your FASTag already?

To avoid long queues and jams at national highways across the country, the government has implemented the FASTag facility, a cashless model wherein the entire toll tax amount is collected through the FASTag. Since 16th February 2021, all four-wheelers have to mandatorily get the tag fitted on their vehicles.

All those individuals who do not have the FASTag on their four-wheeled vehicles will have to pay twice the toll amount.

The Government of India has made the use of FASTag mandatory due to the multiple benefits offered by the facility. These benefits include ease of payments at toll booths by the travelers, almost non-stop movement of vehicles across the national highway, facility of recharging the FASTag online, reduced use of paper and fuel, entirely cashless transactions, etc.

To make the most of these benefits offered by FASTag, it is important that you apply for it and get one for yourself. Let’s take a look at the process that you need to go through in order to apply for FASTag.

FASTag Application Procedure

You can apply for FASTag using the following ways-.

Through Digital Payment Application

  • Apply for your FASTag at any digital payment application such as Paytm Payments Bank
  • Upload the required documents on the portal, as requested
  • Make the payment for your FASTag
  • Your FASTag will be delivered to your registered address in a few days

Through Banks

  • Visit any bank that offers the FASTag facility and fill in the FASTag application form
  • Submit the required documents, along with the form to the concerned official, as requested
  • Make the payment for your FASTag
  • Your FASTag will be delivered to your registered address in a few days

Through Toll Booth

  • Visit any of the POS (Point of Sale) terminals located at various toll plazas
  • Remember to carry all the required documents and their original copies when you visit a POS for verification of your FASTag application
  • The issuing agency will then verify all your documents closely before accepting your application
  • After the registration of your vehicle for FASTag, a representative from the concerned issuing agency will fix the FASTag on your vehicle’s windshield

At Select Shops ( Paytm banking correspondent network )

Paytm has tied up with select stores for its users to buy FASTag. All you have to do is follow these steps-

  • Open the Paytm app on your mobile device
  • From the ‘Search’ icon on the home page, search for ‘FASTag’ and press ‘Enter’
  • Under the section ‘My Paytm FASTag’, click on ‘Buy from Nearby Store’
  • Now, allow your device to access your location
  • You will then be able to see a list of all nearby stores (along with their calling details and the distance) which allow the purchase of Paytm FASTag
  • All you need to do is give your closest store a call and visit to get your Paytm FASTag

Documents Required for FASTag Application

To apply for FASTag, you only need to submit your vehicle’s RC (Registration Certificate) and nothing else if you are KYC verified on Paytm or other mobile banking applications. However, if you are not KYC verified, and applying for FASTag for the first time, you need to 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)

Use your Paytm Wallet for FASTag Transactions

Every FASTag is linked to a prepaid account, such as Paytm Wallet. Right when you buy a Paytm FASTag, it gets automatically linked to your Paytm Wallet. Thus, you won’t have to face the hassle of recharging your FASTag every now and then. To use 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 minimum 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.

FAQs
How can I apply for FASTag online?
To apply for FASTag online, you must follow these steps-
  • Apply for your FASTag at any issuer agency such as Paytm Payments Bank
  • Upload the required documents on the portal, as requested
  • Make the payment for your FASTag
  • Your FASTag will be delivered to your registered address in a few days
How can I apply for FASTag offline?
To apply for FASTag offline, you can visit any of the POS (Point of Sale) terminals located at various toll plazas with the required documents (only your vehicle’s RC is required if you are KYC verified) when you visit a POS for verification of your FASTag application. After the verification and registration of your vehicle for FASTag, a representative from the concerned issuing agency will fix the FASTag on your vehicle’s windshield. Alternatively, you can also purchase Paytm FASTag offline at nearby stores. Paytm has tied up with select stores for the benefit of users to buy FASTag. You only need to log in to the app, select the option of ‘Buy FASTag’ and look for ‘Nearby store’ to find out which store in your area will help you get your FASTag.
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.
Which documents are required to apply for FASTag?
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)
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 Car
  • 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
Is it mandatory to buy the FASTag?
Yes, it is mandatory for all four-wheeled owners to buy the FASTag and stick it to the windscreen of their vehicles. Additionally, the Government of India has stated that all the toll tax payments across NHAI will mandatorily happen through the FASTag and not otherwise from December 2019.
What will happen if I don’t get the FASTag?
All those individuals who do not have the FASTag on their four-wheeled vehicles will have to pay twice the toll amount at every toll plaza that they cross.
Why should I get the 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 Paytm. On top of this, the use of FASTag is also beneficial for the environment as it reduces the use of paper and fuel.
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