An electronic toll collection system, FASTag operates by the National Highway Authority of India.
On Monday, Google Pay announces that now users can recharge their FASTag accounts fastly. The new Unified Payments Interface (UPI) feature is added that lets the user link their accounts to the Google Pay app. After that, it recharges the account and also tracks their payments.
According to the company, to recharge the accounts, the users have to open their Google Pay app. Then search for the FASTag category under the “Bill Payments” section. After that, select the bank that issues FASTag.
The company explained the process properly. They said that on the next screen user has to enter the vehicle number and proceed to pay with their bank account. They also said that the user can also check their account balance that has issued by supported banks for this; they have to tap on a button.
FASTag employs Radio Frequency Identification technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid or savings account linked to it or directly toll owner.
Many automobile companies in India are offering FASTag RFID tags on new vehicles by default. So, if you purchased a new car recently, then you can buy a FASTag from various sources.
Indian Highways Management Company posts a tweet that says that now FASTag is available through point-of-sale (POS) locations. Now you can take it from any toll plaza at all national highways, 23 certified banks, Regional Transport Offices (RTOs), and transport hubs.
The easy way to purchase is to visit a nearby branch of banks such as Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, or Karur Vysya Bank. You can also buy the tag by portals of banks such as Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, or SBI for class 4 vehicles such as cars, jeeps, and vans. There are also some people who are selling it online on Airtel Payments Bank, Amazon, and Paytm. Moreover, you can have some cash back for purchasing it online.