FASTag in New Cars - Apply FASTag for New Car
Bought a new car recently? Wondering how to get a FASTag for a new car? Relax, we’ll tell you all about it.
A FASTag ouses (Radio Frequency Identification) RFID for electronic toll collection. Why should I get a FASTag, you ask? Well, if you have a FASTag, you can skip the queue at the toll plaza. You save time, fuel and the inconvenience of carrying cash around. Your payment is deducted from your FASTag wallet or bank account.
So, if you have just bought a car, getting a FASTag is a good idea. In fact, post February 16th 2021 onwards, it is compulsory to have one. If you don’t, you are liable to pay double the toll amount. If you have an existing vehicle with the tag, you are probably aware of the benefits of FASTag in new cars. So, go ahead and get FASTag for new car.
Don’t worry about the process. We will tell you how to get FASTag in new car in the following section.
How to get FASTag for new cars
Before we get into the details of how to get FASTag for new cars, we need to know if you are an existing customer or a new one. The process is slightly different for both.
You have just purchased a new car and want to get a FASTag for it to enjoy the benefits, it is a simple process to apply for one. The first step is to get a wallet or a prepaid card. With HDFC Bank FASTag, you can apply for a prepaid card online in a few steps. If you are an existing HDFC Bank customer, the bank uses your current KYC details for completing your application. You will have to provide your vehicle registration details. If you don’t have an HDFC Bank account, you can still get a card. Fill out the application form, submit your vehicle registration details and upload your KYC documents. Submit your application. Once the bank has reviewed your application, an RFID sticker is mailed to your registered address. Stick the tag on the windscreen of your new car and get started.
If you have an existing FASTag card or wallet, you can attach a new tag to your existing wallet. Log in to your account through the HDFC Bank Fastag portal.
You can read more about FASTag login here.
If you are using the tag as an individual, you need to click on retail login. For corporates, the bank provides a separate log in. Once logged in, you can apply for a new tag. Key in your registration details for the new car apply. The FASTag sticker will be posted to your registered address. Stick it on your windscreen to enjoy the benefits of electronic toll collection program.
FASTag charges for new car
There is a nominal fee that you have to pay to get a new FASTag for your car. If you have a car, jeep or van, the RFID-enabled FASTag will cost you Rs100. Apart from this, you have to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs250. This is returned to you if you surrender your tag in proper condition. When you purchase a FASTag for the first time, the prepaid card comes with a threshold amount of Rs150 which you have to pay. So, when you get a FASTag in new car, you may have to pay around Rs500 to get started.
Stopping at toll plazas every time to pay taxes is a time-consuming process. Not to mention the inconvenience of carrying tones cash with you on your travel. To make your trip more convenient, over 450 toll plazas in the country have adopted the digital route. You can zoom past the next toll plaza, and your toll is deducted from your account or prepaid card. Moreover, with FASTags becoming compulsory from January 2021 onwards, it is best to apply for one now. Get FASTag for new car and enjoy the benefits at once.
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*Any information or charges mentioned above are subjected to change. Please connect with the HDFC Bank team to know the latest information.