The introduction of FASTag technology in the country has positively impacted how people travel to places. With just a tag on your windscreen, you are in for a smooth ride. Long gone are the days when people actually used to worry about carrying cash while traveling to pay tolls on national highways. With the onset of FASTag, one doesn’t even have to open the vehicle’s window and pass through the toll gate while the tag gets scanned.
Moreover, FASTag has reduced congestion and enhanced the overall travel experience for all vehicle owners. And also, nowadays, when you buy a new vehicle, this online FASTag now comes pre-affixed to your new vehicle.
What is FASTag?
A FASTag is a Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) introduced by the Indian Government in late 2014. Factually, it came into existence to reduce the trouble the car drivers and toll plaza workers face.
(Pro tip: You can purchase online FASTag from your smartphone only.)
This prepaid rechargeable tag is affixed to your vehicle’s windscreen and has no expiry date. It’ll work as long as it is in proper condition and is readable.
What are the benefits of FASTag?
It saves a lot of time
With a FASTag, one no longer needs to lower the vehicle’s speed while approaching the toll plazas. And since one can keep moving at the toll gates without even stopping, it saves a lot of time.
It makes it easier for one to keep proper track of toll expenses. This is because the user receives regular notifications after each payment via FASTag.
FASTag can be easily recharged online, and there’s no need to go anywhere. Simply use the Bajaj Finserv app like I do (step-by-step guide mentioned below).
It benefits the environment by reducing the use of fuel and paper. Everyone knows how trees are affected by just a single piece of paper.
Here is the guide on how to check balance in FASTag and recharge in a few easy steps –
- Download the ‘Bajaj Finserv: UPI, Pay, Loans’ application on your mobile phone.
- Open it and go to the Bills & Recharges section.
- Under the Recharge section, tap on FASTag.
- Select your provider.
- Enter your Vehicle Registration Number or Wallet ID
- After entering the required details, you’ll see your current balance and maximum allowable payment.
- Just below it, you need to enter your desired recharge amount.
- Tap on Proceed to Pay, and your FASTag will recharge instantly.
- After you register here, you’ll easily see your FASTag balance.
These are some of the easy steps for FASTag balance check online.
One of the most important things an individual needs to keep in mind is to have adequate balance in the FASTag at all times. Moreover, the Indian Government has made it clear that firstly FASTag is mandatory, and secondly, if still, you don’t have it affixed to your vehicle’s windscreen, you’ll have to pay the double toll fee.
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