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FASTag Toll Collection Process, Fees, Scheme Details. Fast Tag your Car to avoid Double Fee at Toll Collection Gate

FASTag Toll Collection Process, Fees, Scheme Details. Fast Tag your Car to avoid Double Fee at Toll Collection Gate

Know how to apply FASTag for Toll Payment with Lowest Fees comparison from ICICI Bank, HDFC and Paytm with Process, Fixing, Common Queries answered 

 

Fast Tag (FASTag) for Toll Payment

FASTag (hereafter referred as Fast Tag) in layman terms is a process through which toll payments on national highways can be done electronically. In this Fast tag sticker will be affixed on car windshield, when the car crosses in National Highway and passes through FASTag lane – the RFID reader will automatically scan the RFID without any need of stopping the car on toll booth for payment of toll

The RFID Technology automatically detect the tag and the toll amount will be debited from the Fast Tag balance. Its like having a prepaid account where the tolls are automatically deducted when ever the car crosses in the Toll booth

Direct Benefits of FASTag

  • No Queing at the Toll Booth. A Fast way of making payments digitally for passing toll booth
  • No Stopping of Car, No Cash Payments. Saves Time, Fuel
  • Saves Manpower Cost of Collection of Toll 

Deadline for FASTag: Now every Toll Plaza is equipped with RFID Scanner and deadline extended to 15th December 2019. Earlier it was 1st December 2019. FASTag is Mandatory at all Toll Plaza. Vehicles without FASTag sticker will be required to pay Double the Scheduled Toll rates in Cash.

 

How Fastag is Obtained with Fees 

The Fast Tag can be enrolled in through any

  • NETC (National Electronic Toll Collection) Toll Plaza selling Fast Tag Sticker.
  • Banks like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Bank selling FASTag
  • Other Wallet like Paytm Payment Bank

Payment Details for Issuance of FASTag 

  PayTm ICICI Bank HDFC Bank
FASTag Fee NIL** Rs 100 Rs 100
Security Deposit Rs 250 Rs 200 Rs 200
Minimum Balance Rs 150 Rs 200 Rs 100
Net Minimum Payment Rs 400 Rs 500 Rs 400

** - Limited Period Offer

Additional Convenience Fee: 1% to 1.1% of Transaction Value by HDFC Bank. ICICI Bank charges 1.8% on recharging through Credit Card and from .2% to .85% through Debit Car or from 1% to 1.65% through Net Banking. Paytm also charges same. However no Fees on UPI Payment been charges by some of these

You can visit respective Bank Website or Paytm app for applying for FASTag and paying fees. Important is to have Vehicle RC / Smart Card Photo available to upload it along with it and update details on website

Special for ICICI Bank Account Holder: Those using the ICICI mobile app can order their tags through the app with no additional kyc. Once you give vehicle number the app it gets your other details from vahaan and displays for payment. The tag is activated within hours and dispatched in two days.

Recharge Amount: If you pay Rs 1000 in beginning - then it will give Rs 600 as recharge amount in FASTag with ICICI Bank, Rs 700 with HDFC Bank, Rs 750 with Paytm 

It can take upto 7 working days to get the tag after applying. Important to note that Every Vehicle (Car, 2 Wheeler, 3 Wheeler, Truck or Bus) needs a separate FASTag

How to Affix Fast Tag on Windshield: Once received - you need to apply FasTag on Center Top of Windshield inside the Vehicle. Yes - inside the vehicle on Center Top of Windshield. 

There is a Self Adhesive tape which needs to be peeled off and then face the adhesive side on the windshield to paste it. Important to note that no additional tape or adhesive need to be used, else will damage the FASTag

Fast Tag Toll Collection Process, Fees, Scheme. Review FASTag as Electronic Payment

Recharge FASTag: Then you can recharge this Fast Tag easily online any time through Credit Card, InternetBanking so as to load with prepaid balance. As part of First year offer - Digital Payment done through FASTag on all National Highway Toll Payment will get 2.5% Cashback

Validity: The Fast Tag is valid for 5 years from the date of purchase, post which renewal has to be done as per applicable slab at the renewal time.

Whenever the car passes in toll – an SMS is sent to customer informing debit amount and balance of his Fast Tag account. So it Easy - Convenient and saves times and money to get FASTag in your car.

 

Fastag Q&A

Q. What Happens on Toll Fee when you want Return Journey Ticket as Return Journey within 24 Hours generally cost lesser 

A. The first time you cross Toll will debit you equivalent to One way Toll Charges. But if you return within 24 Hours then system will automatically calculate in Return journey charges as applicable and adjust in toll fees on return so that lesser toll will be debited to account

Thus, even if you crossing within 24 hours then total toll charges will be same as Return Journey charges within 24 hour

Q. What Happens on Toll Gate if any Technical Problem in RFID Scanning Device

A. No Charges will be deducted and even no Cash needs to be paid. 

Q. Is FASTag RFID Secure

A. Yes, as payment debited only through approved RFID Scanner of NETC (National Electronic Toll Collection)

Q. What Happen when Car Sold

A. The Balance can be transferred to new FASTag 

Q. What Happen if FASTag became unusable or Windshield Broken

A. You need to apply for New FASTag and pay Issuance fees only. The Old Balance can be transferred to new FASTag 

Q. Any Higher Fees Deducted on FASTag

A. Call up Issuing Bank Customer Care with Details

 

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Comments 17

Guest - Bhupinder Singh on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 17:02

I am EX-DEFENSE person .
Am I exempted from TOLL TAX or not













































































































I am EX DEFENSE PERSON.
Am I exempted from toll tax ?













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I am EX-DEFENSE person . Am I exempted from TOLL TAX or not I am EX DEFENSE PERSON. Am I exempted from toll tax ? /
Guest - Sandeep on Saturday, 08 August 2020 13:20

Am i cross the tollbooth more than twice a day
Is there any charges for next up and down travel

Am i cross the tollbooth more than twice a day Is there any charges for next up and down travel
Guest - Susanto Ganguly on Sunday, 05 January 2020 18:02

Cash charge is 40 rs. where as First tag charge on GT road Dhanbad to Raniganj is 75 rs. Why they are taking this extra charge. Both side 150 rs. In 24 hrs. Tenure. Where as cash charge is 40 + 40 =80 rs. why?

Cash charge is 40 rs. where as First tag charge on GT road Dhanbad to Raniganj is 75 rs. Why they are taking this extra charge. Both side 150 rs. In 24 hrs. Tenure. Where as cash charge is 40 + 40 =80 rs. why?
Guest - abhi on Saturday, 04 January 2020 21:23

I bought fastag from ICICI bank for 499, of which , it was debited at 1 toll naka for 110..so per my understanding i should have 90 under threshold amount, however, now my balance is showing -20, can anyone explain the math behin how this thing works?

I bought fastag from ICICI bank for 499, of which , it was debited at 1 toll naka for 110..so per my understanding i should have 90 under threshold amount, however, now my balance is showing -20, can anyone explain the math behin how this thing works?
Guest - VIDYA THAKUR on Saturday, 21 December 2019 13:12

I have applied the Fastag vide order ID9941875328 but, I have no sticker at present . How I cross the Toll Plaza with sticker

I have applied the Fastag vide order ID9941875328 but, I have no sticker at present . How I cross the Toll Plaza with sticker
Guest - narendra nimje on Saturday, 30 November 2019 09:26

I am daily updown by car to my office, and take monthly pass of rs 265, now by fastag is there any clue for updown staff.

I am daily updown by car to my office, and take monthly pass of rs 265, now by fastag is there any clue for updown staff.
Guest - FIROJ KUMAR HIAL on Friday, 29 November 2019 20:28

i wish to have this please contant.

i wish to have this please contant.
Guest - BHSHAH on Thursday, 28 November 2019 14:27

FASTAG APPLICABLE IN AHMEDABAD VADODARA EXPRESSWAY ALSO ?

FASTAG APPLICABLE IN AHMEDABAD VADODARA EXPRESSWAY ALSO ?
Guest - Subhash Chaudhari on Thursday, 27 September 2018 06:40

Up to 24 hrs. return from same toll route available on fast tag . I e. One side toll amtRs.200.00 return same day amt Rs.300.00 this facility available on fast tag ?

Up to 24 hrs. return from same toll route available on fast tag . I e. One side toll amtRs.200.00 return same day amt Rs.300.00 this facility available on fast tag ?
Guest - kamal on Friday, 20 July 2018 13:15

how to get fast tag sticker & what is processor of fast tag purchasing.

how to get fast tag sticker & what is processor of fast tag purchasing.
Guest - Paul on Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:10

Dear,
I bought new car so from company thay have given FASTAG sticker it is pasted on the front glass in my car, now i want to recharge the FASTAG please tell me.
Thanks,
Paul

Dear, I bought new car so from company thay have given FASTAG sticker it is pasted on the front glass in my car, now i want to recharge the FASTAG please tell me. Thanks, Paul
Guest - AlarmeluMangai on Monday, 04 June 2018 17:38

I have been using fast tag service .I want to know the details of a trip charges for 3 axle and 4 axle
Because I am getting excess charges debited in my a/c.Please reply to me.

I have been using fast tag service .I want to know the details of a trip charges for 3 axle and 4 axle Because I am getting excess charges debited in my a/c.Please reply to me.
Guest - Shyam sunder on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:54

Bad service fast tag

Bad service fast tag
Guest - Sridhar Babu on Friday, 13 April 2018 18:09

If I cross a same toll (to and fro) within 24 hrs, How does it charges get deducted from fastag.
Normally there is benefit if you buy in normal toll for 2 way.

If I cross a same toll (to and fro) within 24 hrs, How does it charges get deducted from fastag. Normally there is benefit if you buy in normal toll for 2 way.
Guest - Amit on Friday, 03 November 2017 23:00

Now even PayTm offering Fastag in which rs 200 is what the tag price and around rs 300 for the recharge
So one can get Fastag by paying rs 500 and they are offering 7.5% cashback

Also - Government of India has made it mandatory to manufacturers to add Fastag in car before delivering it to customers, so that reduced time in clearing toll is taken
With many more cars to be on road and this cashless payment by zipping through toll to take place, Fast Tag certainly hold a strong future to cut down highway time by zipping through these toll plaza

Now even PayTm offering Fastag in which rs 200 is what the tag price and around rs 300 for the recharge So one can get Fastag by paying rs 500 and they are offering 7.5% cashback Also - Government of India has made it mandatory to manufacturers to add Fastag in car before delivering it to customers, so that reduced time in clearing toll is taken With many more cars to be on road and this cashless payment by zipping through toll to take place, Fast Tag certainly hold a strong future to cut down highway time by zipping through these toll plaza
Guest - Anil on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 13:36

I would like to know how much is being charged as convenience fee.
For cars:
Tag joining fee - 200
One time tag deposit amount -200
Top up charge = 15% of topup amount, per transaction (NEFT)
Plus Service tax will be levied on all the prescribed fees & charges at the applicable rates
Plus convenience fee, which is not clear. ICICI bank website says:
With effect from December 01, 2015, convenience fee will be levied to all the ICICI Bank FASTag Customers for executing "Online TAG Recharge" transactions. The rate of convenience fee will be levied based on the type of transactions.

Can anybody elaborate how much is the convenience fee being charged for cars?

I would like to know how much is being charged as convenience fee. For cars: Tag joining fee - 200 One time tag deposit amount -200 Top up charge = 15% of topup amount, per transaction (NEFT) Plus Service tax will be levied on all the prescribed fees & charges at the applicable rates Plus convenience fee, which is not clear. ICICI bank website says: With effect from December 01, 2015, convenience fee will be levied to all the ICICI Bank FASTag Customers for executing "Online TAG Recharge" transactions. The rate of convenience fee will be levied based on the type of transactions. Can anybody elaborate how much is the convenience fee being charged for cars?
Guest - Prabhakar on Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:24

I have been using Fastag for nearly a year now and feel normal lanes are quicker than Fastag lanes. Most of the toll plazas i have visited on Bangalore Chennai and Bangalore Hyderabad roads don't have a proper system for Fastag lanes. Trucks queue up as the RFID devices don't function properly and the toll operator keeps a hand held RFID reader which takes a lot of time. Also the barrier is not automatic and only after security personnel at the entrance moves the barricade the vehicle can enter.
I also feel that there is lake of awareness on how to use the Fastag lanes both by the road user as well as the toll operator.

I have been using Fastag for nearly a year now and feel normal lanes are quicker than Fastag lanes. Most of the toll plazas i have visited on Bangalore Chennai and Bangalore Hyderabad roads don't have a proper system for Fastag lanes. Trucks queue up as the RFID devices don't function properly and the toll operator keeps a hand held RFID reader which takes a lot of time. Also the barrier is not automatic and only after security personnel at the entrance moves the barricade the vehicle can enter. I also feel that there is lake of awareness on how to use the Fastag lanes both by the road user as well as the toll operator.
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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

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