What is the validity period of a FASTag & how does one check it?
September 25, 2021
As a FASTag user, it is essential for you to know as much about this automatic toll payment system, as possible. For instance, do you know the validity of your FASTag? Where can you check the validity online? Read this post to find detailed answers to these questions.
From Feb 15, 2021, FASTag has been made mandatory for vehicles crossing the toll plazas on national highways. It is only a matter of time before it is made compulsory for state highways and district roads.
To make the FASTag process more convenient and boost its implementation, the NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) has authorised several Public and Private Banks to offer FASTag facility to their customers, both online and offline.
If you are planning to register for a FASTag or received one recently, it is essential for you to know as much as possible about this automatic toll payment system to ensure its usage, conveniently. One of the common queries among FASTag users is regarding the validity of their Tags.
Here are some of the most important things you should know about your FASTag’s validity:
1. Do FASTags have an expiry date?
Yes, FASTags have a fixed validity period of 5 years, from the date of issuance. However, this can vary in case of certain bank-specific tags. Banks that have been authorised by the NHAI to offer bank-specific FASTags to their customers.
The features, benefits and other specifications, including validity, can vary between bank-specific FASTags. But in most cases, the validity of a FASTag is 5 years.
2. How does one check the validity of their FASTag?
If you have taken your FASTag online, from a bank, you might have received credentials to log in to the bank's FASTag portal or mobile app. Use these credentials for logging into your FASTag Account and look for the “User Information” or “Account Details” option.
Click on this option, and you will be redirected to a page where you can easily find details like “FASTag Issuance Date,” “Expiry,” “FASTag Status,” and more.
3. Does the FASTag Balance have any expiry?
No, the balance in your FASTag Account does not have any expiry. It can be used anytime, until the expiry of your FASTag sticker. In other words, if your FASTag was issued today, and you recharge it with Rs 500, the amount will remain active in your FASTag Account for up to 5 years, if not used.
Also, in case your FASTag is damaged, you can apply for a new FASTag from the same bank, and the balance from the account linked to the damaged Tag can be transferred to the new account.
Experience hassle-free toll payments, with FASTag:
The FASTag initiative by the Government is an excellent way to curb traffic at toll plazas and make toll payments smoother and convenient. It eliminates the need to make toll payments in cash, while also helping save time and fuel.
Now that you have found answers to your queries, you can apply for an ICICI Bank FASTag through ICICI Bank Internet Banking at icicibank.com/fastag or through Whatsapp Banking, iMobile Pay or the eToll app, and avail several benefits.
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