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NEW DELHI : Crossing toll plazas will no more be the same from December 1 as the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways will make it mandatory for all vehicles to have FASTags affixed on windscreens of all vehicles. Those passing toll plazas without the electronic tags will be charged double the toll fee as all lanes will be converted to FASTag-only lanes from next month.

As soon as your vehicle approaches a toll plaza, the tag reader scans your FASTag and allows you to cross the toll gate after deducting charges from your account.

How to buy FASTags

Besides Amazon, you can buy a FASTag from select branches of select banks like SBI, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, etc and also through point-of-sale counters at national highway toll plazas.

To buy FASTags, you need to submit KYC documents -- Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle, passport-size photograph of the vehicle owner and KYC documents of the vehicle owner.

After buying it, you need to activate it by entering details related to you and your vehicle in MY FASTag mobile app.

FASTags price:

Whether you buy it on Amazon or through a bank, FASTag comes at a one-time joining fee of 100, including taxes. Besides, you also need to maintain a refundable security deposit of 200 for car, jeep, van and a minimum balance of 100. The security deposit can go upto 400 depending on the size of the vehicle.

How to recharge FASTags

You can either keep funds in the FASTag wallet or link it directly to your bank account. The minimum recharge amount is 100.

You need to login in to FASTag portal with user ID or wallet ID and password after which you will get option of 'payment and topup'. Click on 'Recharge' and then select the wallet id where you want to add money.

If you are a limited KYC holder, then you are not allowed to add more than 10,000 at a time into your FASTag prepaid account. For those with full KYC, you can add upto 1 lakh. You can pay by debit card, credit card, netbanking, UPI, etc.

FASTag benefits:

Built on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, FASTags allow direct payments of toll fees from the prepaid or savings account linked to it. This means that your vehicles doesn't need to stop at toll plazas and can move seamlessly on highways.

To popularise FASTags, Indian Highway Management Company Limited (IHMCL) is offering a cashback of 2.5% on all toll payments at national highways.

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