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How to Activate FASTag?

The Indian Government has now made FASTag mandatory for all 4-wheeler vehicles. Despite the immense popularity of the FASTag feature and its numerous benefits, there are still many people who are not sure about how to activate FASTag. That is why, in this blog, we will help you understand how you can also activate your FASTag, simply and effortlessly. Get ready, because your next trip out of town is about to get way faster than ever before.

So, how do you activate your FASTag?

To simplify things for you, there are two different ways that you can take when it comes to activating your FASTag. One – you can go all DIY or activate your FASTag by yourself. The other method is to get the help of a bank to activate your FASTag.

Here’s how you can get both done, with the entire process mentioned.

Activate FASTag all by yourself

Here are the steps on how to activate FASTag all by yourself:

  • Purchase your FASTag online or buy it from a POS platform
  • Simply apply the FASTag on your windshield
  • Now, link the FASTag to your Airtel Thanks app
  • Your FASTag is activated

If you want to know the exact steps on how to link your new FASTag through the Airtel Thanks app, then we have that covered as well, just a few sections below.

Read more: Everything you need to know about FASTag

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Activate your FASTag at certified banks

Another way to activate your FASTag is to just visit the nearest branch of the bank where you have an account. Once you visit the branch, just inform the bank that you wish to link your bank account to the FASTag, and it will be done. Therefore, the next time you pass a highway toll, the money will be deducted directly from your bank account.

At the bank, you can also apply for FASTag KYC documentation, while you are activating your FASTag. Moreover, you may also have to submit your vehicle’s registration certificate (RC) to the bank, alongside all the other documents needed to get your FASTag activated.

Note: Remember that all banks may not support FASTag facilities. However, most of India’s biggest and most popular banks offer FASTag support to their customers.

Read more: Why should I use FASTag on highways?

How do I link my FASTag using the Airtel Thanks app?

Here are all the steps to activate your FASTag using the Airtel Thanks app:

  1. Download the app on your phone
  2. Open the app, log in with your credentials and any information that is needed
  3. Click the pay tab
  4. Scroll down to recharges & pay bills section
  5. Select FASTag recharge
  6. Choose your FASTag biller 
  7. Enter your vehicle registration number
  8. Click on proceed
  9. Your FASTag is now linked to the Airtel Thanks app

Thus, activating your FASTag with Airtel is incredibly easy!

Read more: How to recharge FASTag with my vehicle number?

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What is FASTag?

To simplify things for you, think of FASTag as a simple code which makes paying your toll tax whenever you are using a highway. FASTag has now become a common feature in all of India’s national highways, which are governed by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). 

FASTag gets attached to the windshield of every 4-wheeler in the country. In addition, it can also be applied to trucks and other forms of vehicles (2-wheelers are an exception). This feature has been implemented nationwide, in order to ensure that vehicle traffic can be managed better on our highways.

There was a time in India when highway toll booths used to be jammed with traffic, no matter how many lanes there were. Fast forward to today, and those traffic jams are nothing but stories from yesteryears. 

When you have FASTag attached to your windshield, the RFID-based scanners will scan the FASTag at the toll and deduct money straight from your bank account, with UPI. Now, to facilitate this 100% digital transaction, you will have to ensure that there is enough money in your linked bank account. This is where Airtel Thanks comes into the picture too.

Airtel Thanks is one of the best UPI payment apps to link your FASTag to. Simply because it comes with plenty of added features and benefits. You can recharge your FASTag, prepaid or postpaid bills, pay your utility bills and much more, all with this one app.