FASTag dominates half of the news slots as it is now mandatory to pay tolls. FASTag makes toll payments across the country a breeze as payments are made directly from the associated prepaid account. Easily drive through toll booths without stopping to pay the toll in cash as FASTag is affixed to the windshield of a vehicle.
You may be aware of that FASTag is now mandatory for all commercial and private vehicles. However, in order to drive through an electronic toll collection or an ETC-enabled lane at a motorway toll station, there must be sufficient money in the wallet associated with your FASTag. You can top up this through your banking applications, but the addition of Google Pay has become even more convenient to ensure hassle-free travel around India. Scroll down to learn how to top up FASTag on Google Pay.
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How to top up FASTag on Google Pay
With Google Pay, users can now top up their FASTag accounts via the app. Users can also link their FASTag accounts to the payment app, so topping up their FASTag is easy.
1. Top up FASTag on Google Pay
To use Google Pay to top up your FASTag, make sure you have an active FASTag and Google Pay installed on your smartphone.
Step 1: Start the Google Pay app on your mobile device.
Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Click on ‘FASTday’ and then pay.
Step 4: Select the FASTag account that you want to fund.
Step 5: You need to enter the amount.
Step 6: Click the check mark to confirm.
Users should know that they can only link ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank accounts in Google Play. It can happen that the bank did not fund your FASTag account for any reason, even if the payment was successful. In this case, communicate with the bank and have your UPI transaction ID ready.
You can also check the status of your FASTag through the MyFASTag application.
How does FASTag work??
FASTag should be affixed to the vehicle’s windshield and linked to a prepaid account. Thanks to RFID, toll payments are easily possible when the vehicle drives through the toll booth. That means people don’t have to stop at a toll booth at all.
Is FASTag compulsory?
Yes, FASTag is mandatory. From February 2021, every vehicle must have an active FAST tag, otherwise double the toll will be charged at the electronic toll stations.
Which bank is FASTag?
FASTag is available from 23 certified banks through selected bank branches and point-of-sale (POS) at the toll booths on the National Highway. You can also buy a FASTag from Paytm, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, State Bank of India, etc.
Can I remove FASTag from my car?
You can easily remove FASTag. Make sure to call the customer support number that will guide you through the opt-out process.
Is FASTag transferable?
No, FASTag is not transferable. It is vehicle-specific and therefore cannot be transferred. If you sell your vehicle, you can deactivate your FASTag account assigned to this vehicle.
How to top up FASTag on Google Pay. The procedure is not time consuming at all. Make sure to request the FAST day of your vehicle soon if you plan to travel out of town.