How to buy/recharge FASTag online and what are the charges?
December 16, 2019
FASTag is a brilliant initiative by the government that will significantly improve toll collection speed and efficiency. The all-electronic FASTag facility employs the use of an electronic RFID tag attached to the windscreen of your vehicle. Whenever you drive through a toll plaza, the tag will be scanned, and the toll amount will be deducted in a matter of seconds. This process will be so quick that you don’t even need to stop completely at the toll booth.
How to apply for FASTag?
Given that the government has made FASTag mandatory for all vehicles from December 15, 2019, one should know where and how to apply for FASTag. To get FASTag offline, you can visit a Point of Sale (POS) counter at various toll booths, RTOs and petrol pumps and register for it there.
Buying FASTag online
FASTag is currently also available online through a number of banks and online retailers. If you want to buy FASTag from ICICI Bank, there are two ways that you can proceed:
1. FASTag purchase through fastag.org
- Visit the official website of FASTag www.fastag.org
- Click on ‘Apply Online’
- Click on ICICI Bank from the list of banks selling FASTag
- Enter details and upload documents to get your registration started
2. Through ICICI Bank website
- Visit www.icicibank.com
- On the pop-up alert for FASTag, click on ‘Buy Now’
- Enter your personal and vehicle details and upload relevant documents to get started.
Recharging FASTag online
One of the reasons why FASTag is so beneficial is that it can be easily recharged online. FASTag recharge can be done using National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT), Real-time gross settlement (RTGS), Credit or Debit Card.
To get your FASTag recharge online, simply visit the online portal of ICICI Bank FASTag and enter your login credentials. In the recharge section, enter your recharge amount and pay using any of the above options.
Your FASTag account can either be linked to your wallet or your bank account. In case your FASTag account is directly linked to your bank account, the toll charges will be automatically deducted from the account, thus letting you avoid regular recharges for your wallet.
You can get your ICICI Bank FASTag for as little as Rs <499> for your car, jeep or van. The charges vary according to the type of vehicle, the tags for which will be colour coded.
To get a FASTag, the customer needs to pay the tag joining fee, a security deposit for the tag, as well as a minimum recharge amount for the tag.
Tag joining fee: Rs 99.12 (inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST))
Refundable security deposit: Rs 200
Minimum recharge: Rs 200
For online recharges, a small convenience fee will also be applicable.
Apply for FASTag, here.
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