What is FASTag & what are the benefits of using FASTag?

What is FASTag & what are the benefits of using FASTag?

Fastag is the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to pay the toll transaction. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is used for making toll payments directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it.


It is fixed on the windscreen of your vehicle and enables you to drive through toll plazas without stopping for cash transactions.
Benefits:
  • No need to pay cash.
  • Reduces Queue time in toll plazas
  • Saves Fuel
  • Reach the destination on time.
  • Get 2.5 % cashback on all toll transactions

Where can I get a FASTag? What is the process of installation?



Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL) (a company incorporated by National Highways Authority of India) and National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) are implementing this program with help from Toll Plaza Concessionaires, FASTag Issuer Agencies and Toll Transaction Acquirer (select banks).
After December 1, non-FASTag users will be charged double the fee if they pass through FASTag-only lanes. FASTag is a prepaid tag that enables automatic deduction of toll charges and lets the vehicle pass through the toll plaza without stopping for the cash transaction.
There are 7 Tag classes as per tolling class at the toll plaza of National Highway. These classes are written on FASTag. Issuer can identify the Fastag with classes written on the tag.
FAStags have been made mandatory for all new four wheelers from 1 December, 2017
FASTag is an electronic toll collection system in India, operated by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). It employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it or directly toll owner.
A FASTag is fixed on front windscreen of the vehicles which enables one to drive through toll plazas without stopping for cash transactions. It employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology which makes toll charges payment possible directly from the prepaid accounts linked to it.
FASTag is designed to pass the benefits of round trip savings automatically. ... The first time a customer crosses the toll, Rs. 30 is deducted from the FASTag. When the customer comes back, then the difference between Rs. 45 and Rs. 30, which is Rs. 15 is deducted.
FASTag is designed to pass the benefits of round trip savings automatically. ... The first time a customer crosses the toll, Rs. 30 is deducted from the FASTag. When the customer comes back, then the difference between Rs. 45 and Rs. 30, which is Rs. 15 is deducted.
Online FASTag Recharge
Visit www.fastag with your username and password.
Go to Payments Recharge account.
Select Tag/CUG wallet recharge as applicable and choose the payment made as per your convenience.
Choose from one of the following options available.
All required documents for FASTag should be in the name of the owner of the vehicle. If the vehicle owner is not present at the time of application, driver will need to submit his photo ID proof. A valid driving license would be sufficient for Address & ID proof. FASTag has a onetime Fee of Rs. 200 + service tax.

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How does Fastag work?



Fastag uses RFID Technology. Every toll now has ETC Lane, which has RFID value reading facility with RFID Reader equipped at the top toll gate area.
As Fastag is sticked to the front glass panel, when we pass through the RFID Reader range, RFID tag gets powered by the Wireless power from the Reader.
As it gets powered, the circuit starts transmitting the RFID Tag Value (Which is specific to each tag). RFID Reader now reads the data, tries to query in it server.
If the RFID value is registered with Fastag, the Toll gate opens otherwise it won’t.



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