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How to Link FASTag with Bank Account

How to Link FASTag with Bank Account?

FASTag, a revolutionary RFID technology, has transformed the way toll payments are handled across India’s expansive highway network. This system not only streamlines the toll collection process but also ensures that vehicular traffic is smoother and faster. For it to function seamlessly, linking your FASTag to your bank account is essential. But how do you link any of your bank accounts to your FASTag? 

In this blog, we will help explain how to link your bank account with FASTag very easily. 

What is FASTag?

Before we dive right into the linking process, let’s briefly understand what FASTag is. It is an electronic toll collection system in India, operated by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). It employs RFID technology that automatically deducts toll charges from a linked bank account as the vehicle passes through a toll plaza without stopping for cash transactions. 

Therefore, FASTag has played a key role in reducing the congestion on India’s highways. That is why the next time you are travelling on a highway; you will recognise just how great the FASTag technology works.

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Steps to Link FASTag with Bank Account

Linking your FASTag with your bank account can be done with ease, following these straightforward steps:

1. Choose Your Bank

Firstly, select a bank that is authorized by NHAI to issue FASTag. Most major banks in India offer this service. You can also choose Airtel Payments Bank to link your Airtel FASTag.

2. Visit the Bank’s Official Website or Branch

You can link your FASTag to your bank account either online or by visiting a nearby bank branch. 

– Online Method: Visit the official website of the selected bank. Navigate to the FASTag section found typically under the ‘Payments’ or ‘Services’ menu. You can also use the Airtel Thanks UPI app to link your bank account to FASTag.

– Offline Method: Visit the nearest branch of the bank and express your interest in obtaining and linking a FASTag with your bank account.

3. Submit Required Details

For the online method, you will need to fill out an application form which requires details such as:

– Vehicle registration number

– KYC documentation (Aadhaar card, PAN card, driving license, etc.)

– Passport size photograph of the vehicle owner

For offline applications, the bank representative will assist you in filling out the application form and guide you through the submission of necessary documents.

4. Linking the Account

Once your application is processed, the bank will link your FASTag with your bank account. They will activate the FASTag, which you can then affix on your vehicle’s windshield.

 5. Recharge/Top-Up FASTag Account

After the FASTag is linked to your bank account, you need to ensure there is sufficient balance in it to cover toll charges. You can recharge your FASTag account via net banking, credit card or debit cards, or mobile wallets.

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How to Check Which Bank Account is Linked to Your FASTag

It’s important to keep track of which bank account is linked to your FASTag, especially if you need to update or change your linked account. Here’s how you can check the linked bank account:

  • Use the Bank’s Mobile App: Most banks have mobile apps that allow you to view and manage your FASTag account. Log in and navigate to the FASTag section to see the details.
  • Customer Care Service: You can also call the customer service helpline of the bank. After verifying your identity, they can tell you which account your FASTag is linked to.
  • Visit the Bank: Alternatively, visiting a bank branch can also provide you with the necessary information. A bank official can help you with details about your FASTag-linked account.

Benefits of Linking FASTag with Your Bank Account

Linking your FASTag to your bank account comes with several benefits:

  • Hassle-Free Payments: Automates toll payments, eliminating the need to stop and pay cash at toll booths.
  • Time-Saving: Reduces the waiting time at toll plazas significantly.
  • Online Management: Enables easy management of your FASTag account, allowing you to top-up and track expenditures online.
  • Eco-Friendly: Decreases the idle time at toll booths, contributing to reduced vehicle emissions.

Linking your FASTag with a bank account is a straightforward process that offers a multitude of conveniences for regular commuters on national highways. By following the steps outlined above, you can ensure that your toll payments are automated, secure, and hassle-free. 

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