Here's How to Recharge and Check Fastag Balance
Here's How to Recharge and Check Fastag Balance

Here's How to Recharge and Check Fastag Balance

03 May 2024
5 Mins Read
Table of contents

Truly, the FASTag digital payment system has been nothing short of revolutionary for the Indian Transport System. Since its launch a few years ago, it has not just helped the public save a lot of time at toll booths, but it has even helped the government with the quicker adoption of a cashless digital economy. FASTag RFID stickers were made mandatory for vehicles on 1 December 2019, and ever since, they are being used by almost everybody. Still, though, there are many who struggle to understand how to recharge Fastag and even how to check Fastag balance. Today, though, we'll help you with just that.

Also Read: How to Close a FASTag account?

What is FASTag?

Basically, FASTag is nothing but an electronic toll collection system that is based on the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. These tags are issued by authorised banks and can be obtained through various channels, including online. Using Fastag, you can avoid long queues at toll booths, have a cashless translation and even get details of the toll tax through SMS. It won't be wrong to say that this on-vehicle device aids the travelling experience for many road users as it's an easy way to pay at toll plazas. The readers installed at all toll plazas on national highways scan the tags pasted on the car's windscreen and charge the appropriate toll through a linked account.

How to recharge Fastag online?

Even though Fastag is now widely used, many still wonder how to recharge Fastag online. Now, one can use various methods to recharge the tag, which include usage of the official website, payment at the websites of the bank that has issued a Fastag, and through Paytm.

  • Official Website Process

To recharge NHAI FASTag, you need to visit https://fastag.ihmcl.com/#pricing and login. You can also recharge it on the My FASTag app.

  • Online recharge

Fastag recharge is one of the most important things for road users. Regardless of whether you're using a private vehicle or a commercial vehicle, it is mandatory for all to have a Fastag. Else, one needs to pay a penalty when crossing through a toll plaza. There are various ways for online Fastag recharge. You need to know the UPI handle of the bank that issued your Fastag. Once you are aware of the same, you can do an online Fastag recharge using the BHIM UPI by following the simple steps listed below -

  1. Login to any BHIM UPI app that you use.
  2. Click the “send” button to initiate the online Fastag recharge process
  3. Put “netc.vehiclenumber@(bankupihandle)” in send to tab
  4. Verify the UPI ID
  5. Enter the amount with which you would like to recharge Fastag and then authenticate with your PIN

When you enter your vehicle registration number for initiating the UPI recharge transaction, do ensure that you add the accurate bank UPI handle before going ahead with the transaction. Alternatively, you can even use Paytm for online Fastag recharge regardless of which bank has issued your tag.

How to Recharge FASTag on Paytm?

It is pretty easy to make a Fastag online recharge on Paytm. Here is the set of simple steps you need to follow -

  1. Go to FASTag recharge on Paytm
  2. Select the bank that has issued the Fastag for your vehicle.
  3. Enter your Vehicle Registration Number
  4. Click on ‘Proceed’ and enter the recharge amount
  5. Make payment

FASTag Balance Checking Process

  • How to Check Fastag Balance Online?
  1. Visit the official portal of the issuer of your vehicle's Fastag
  2. Login to your Fastag account
  3. Location the option to check your Fastag account balance
  4. Check Fastag account statement in case you want to know the previous payments
  • How to Check Fastag Balance Offline?

You can check Fastag balance offline through an Email notification. It's similar to how you receive an SMS notification every time you pay toll tax. So, if you don't find the latest SMS update in your phone's inbox, you can check for an Email with the latest information on your Fastag, including the remaining balance.

  • Smartphone App

Instead of having to log into official portal or look or SMS or Email to check Fastag balance, you can simply download the smartphone app for Fastag from Play Store or App Store. You can easily know the Fastag balance once you login to the app.

  • SMS

If you do not have access to internet, you can simply find the SMS that is sent to you for your last toll tax deduction. This SMS not only carries details of the last toll payment but even has information on the updated balance.

  • FASTag Customer Care Helpline

For checking your Fastag balance, you can miss a call at the toll-free number -+91-8884333331. This facility is available 24X7 and all you need to do is to give a missed call on this with your registered mobile number. You will get a notification with the current Fastag balance soon after the missed call.

What are the Benefits of Having a Fastag?

  • Below are all the benefits of using a Fastag -
  • You will be reducing your travel time through quicker transactions at toll plazas.
  • As the transactions at toll booths are quicker, there is much lower congestion at the booths.
  • Thanks to Fastag, you need not worry about carrying cash for your toll payments as the toll fee is deducted online
  • You receive a notification every time a transaction is made. This helps you keep track of the expense on toll fee.
  • Fastag even helps conserve the environment as there is no longer a need of paper receipts for toll payments

FAQs

Q: Can I check my FASTag balance offline?

A: Yes, you can easily check your Fastag balance offline. This can be done either through the last SMS for your toll tax payment as it even shows your last updated balance or you can simply give a missed call at the toll-free number- +91-8884333331.

How long is a FASTag valid?

A FASTag has a validity of 5 years

Are you planning to buy a used car in India? If so, CARS24 can not only offer you a great platform to sell your used car online and get the best price for it but even take care of all the necessary documentation, including the RC transfer, totally free of cost. You can also use our old car valuation tool to find out the correct resale value of any car on sale in India.

Latest from Autoverse
Citroen Basalt
Auto Insider
Citroen Basalt India Unveil Date Revealed - Tata Curvv Rival Incoming
Summary

Citroen Basalt India unveil date has been unveiled by the French carmaker. Click to know more about this upcoming Tata Curvv rival including price, launch date, etc.

Aryan Aggarwal
Aryan Aggarwal
21 Jul 2024
2 Mins Read
Honda Cars Tyre Pressure
Auto Discussions
Honda Cars Tyre Pressure - Everything You Need To Know
Summary

Are you a Honda owner? Check out the recommended Honda cars tyre pressure for all Honda cars on sale in India.

Author Image
Team CARS24
21 Jul 2024
2 Mins Read
Nissan Cars Tyre Pressure
Auto Discussions
Nissan Cars Tyre Pressure In India
Summary

Do you own a Nissan car? Check out recommended Nissan cars tyre pressure here. Also check out details about the upcoming Nissan X-Trail.

Author Image
Team CARS24
21 Jul 2024
2 Mins Read
ICE Tata Curvv
Auto Insider
Tata Curvv ICE Launch After Curvv EV - What’s Common; What’s Not?
Summary

Tata Motors has just unveiled the ICE Tata Curvv. Check out the comparisons and contrasts between the Tata Curvv EV and the ICE Tata Curvv here.

Aryan Aggarwal
Aryan Aggarwal
21 Jul 2024
2 Mins Read
2024 maruti suzuki swift front photo
Reviews
2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift Pros And Cons — 5 Positives And 4 Negatives
Summary

Looking to buy a new hatchback with great fuel efficiency? The Maruti Suzuki Swift will surely be in your consideration. Before locking the deal, read our top 2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift pros and cons to understand its positives and negatives. 

Author Image
Amit Saraswat
20 Jul 2024
3 Mins Read
2024 mahindra thar 5 door launch confirmed
Auto Insider
2024 Mahindra Thar ROXX 5-Door Launch On August 15 - Everything You Need To Know!
Summary

Mahindra has officially confirmed the Mahindra Thar 5-door launch date in India and has confirmed the Thar ROXX name ahead of the official launch. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming 2024 Mahindra Thar ROXX 5-door.

Author Image
Nitin Kadian
20 Jul 2024
2 Mins Read
Car Image
Auto Insider
Tata Curvv EV Unveiled Ahead Of Launch In August - Details
Summary

Tata Curvv EV has been unveiled in India ahead of its launch on August 7, 2024. Read our story to know more about India's first mass-market coupe-SUV. 

Author Image
Amit Saraswat
19 Jul 2024
2 Mins Read
Driving Licence Online & Offline Apply in mumbai
Car Advice
Driving Licence Maharashtra - Driving Licence Online & Offline Apply in Maharashtra
Summary

Learn how to get a driving licence in Maharashtra, India. There are two main processes: online and offline. Both require a learner's licence first, which you can get after passing an online test. The online process involves applying on the Parivahan website, scheduling a driving test, and paying fees. The offline process involves visiting the RTO office to fill out forms, schedule tests, and pay fees After passing the driving test, your license will be mailed to you within a week. The fees typically cost around ₹500 but can change. There is no maximum age limit to apply.

 

Author Image
Karan Khilnani
19 Jul 2024
9 Mins Read
MG Cyberster
Auto Insider
Top 5 Upcoming MG Cars In India In 2024 — Everything We Know So Far!
Summary

JSW MG Motor India is set to launch five new MG cars in India. Here is everything you need to know about these top 5 upcoming MG cars in 2024 in India if you are soon planning to buy a new car.

Aryan Aggarwal
Aryan Aggarwal
19 Jul 2024
2 Mins Read
Car Image
Auto Insider
Next-Gen Hyundai Palisade Spotted — Launching In India?
Summary

The next-gen Hyundai Palisade SUV was recently spotted on test wearing heavy camouflage. We share all details about the full-size Hyundai SUV, including its India launch possibility. 

Author Image
Amit Saraswat
19 Jul 2024
2 Mins Read