How to Apply for FASTag?

Have you got your FASTag already?

Do you know that since December 2019, all the toll tax payments across NHAI will mandatorily happen through the FASTag and not otherwise. 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 both online and offline ways. To apply for FASTag online, you must follow these steps religiously-

  • 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

To apply for FASTag offline, you must follow these steps religiously-

  • 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

Documents Required for FASTag Application

To apply for FASTag, individuals must present the following documents, along with their FASTag application form-

  • 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)

Documents required for Corporates

To apply for FASTag, corporates must present the following documents, along with their FASTag application form-

  • 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

Use your Paytm Wallet for FASTag Transactions

Once your FASTag application process is successfully completed, your FASTag account will be created. Link your FASTag to your Paytm wallet and you won’t have to face the hassle of recharging your FASTag every now and then. If you link your FASTag to your Paytm wallet, the toll tax amount will directly be deducted from your Paytm wallet as and when you cross a toll booth.

To link your FASTag to your Paytm wallet, you will have to provide your wallet ID, vehicle number, RFID number, email address, mobile number.

Additionally, through the Paytm wallet, you can use the same FASTag for multiple vehicles, if you own any. 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 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 must follow these steps-
  • 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
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 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.
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