Know how you can activate your FASTag in minutes.
In 2020, a world traffic index ranked three Indian metropolitan cities among the top 10 congested cities in the world. Commute by roads has become an agonising task due to traffic. The long queues at toll booths add to the ever-growing traffic. To minimise this issue, the Government of India introduced a digital toll payment device known as FASTag. Continue reading to learn what it is and how to activate FASTag.
FASTag is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag through which you can pay your toll tax digitally. The Government of India has made it mandatory for all cars and multi-axle vehicle owners to obtain a FASTag. The tag is readily available at member Point-of-Sales locations, i.e., the toll plaza and banks. You can also buy it online.
You must affix the sticker at the centre of your car’s windscreen so the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) booth can scan the tag and collect the toll fare. Without stopping your vehicle at a toll booth, the traffic would be in continuous motion, thus minimising congestion and reducing waiting time at toll plazas.
There are two ways of how to activate the FASTag. They are as under:
When you purchase a FASTag from certified banks, you get a pre-activated FASTag.
You may also purchase FASTag from a PoS location or an online retailer and activate it online. The simple steps of how to start FASTag online are as under:
Aadhar Card + PAN Card + Video KYC
= Account opened!
With FASTag, you need not carry cash and provide exact change at toll plazas while serving as a time-saver. To enjoy seamless driving on highways, you must purchase and learn how to activate FASTag. So download the ‘My FASTag’ application on your mobile device and go digital with your toll tax payments.
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