NHAI i.e National Highways Authority of India has made Fastag compulsory and Fastag has already proven beneficial for both vehicle owners as well the Government. Fastag is an electronic toll collection system. With this device, you can travel through tolls without stopping.
When using Fastag, the first thing the vehicle owners should do is to paste it on the windshield of the vehicle. The Fastag emerges Radio Frequency signals which are detected by the sensors at the toll plazas. This Radio Frequency signal activates the toll bar which is opened automatically after the money is deducted from the Fastag wallet. The toll fees are charged directly from your Fastag card. So by using Fastag you do not have to stop when crossing a toll which saves your time without waiting in queues at the toll plazas.
When you install a Fastag device on your vehicle and place it on your windshield, you will immediately start getting the benefits associated with the device every time you cross a toll plaza on a highway.
Since Fastag is mandatory after 15 Feb 2021, so Fastag has been installed on almost 90% of four-wheeler vehicles. Those vehicle owners who have not installed Fastag yet must get it as soon as possible because without it they will have to pay the extra charge for the toll payment.
For making every vehicle enabled with Fastag, the NHAI has started the sale of Fastag 24 hours. So vehicle owners can get a Fastag from Banks, Fastag counters at the toll plazas, or from mobile payment apps like Amazon pay.
Benefits of using Fastag
There are many benefits of using Fastag
- By placing it on the windshield you can enjoy your journey without barriers
- No need to wait in queues anymore.
- Many exclusive discounts are offered for vehicles owners by the issuing banks or mobile payment services
- You will get the details of all your daily and monthly transactions through SMS
- You can also pay once a month by getting a monthly Fastag Pass.
- You can recharge the Fastag with any amount that best suits you
How to recharge Fastag through Amazon Pay
When anyone purchases a Fastag then it is a must for him to recharge it for the first time while purchasing. But after purchasing Fastag, most people don’t know how to recharge it again. As mentioned above Fastag has many benefits and every Four wheeler vehicle must use it, so it becomes necessary for them to know how to recharge it.
Whether you have purchased Fastag from any bank or mobile payment apps, recharging it is very easy. You can recharge your Fastag through Amazon Pay, Google Pay, Paytm, PhonePe, etc.
In today’s digital era every smartphone user has payment apps like Amazon Pay, Google Pay, Paytm, PhonePe in their phones which makes them do various tasks like Mobile recharge, bill payments, DTH Recharge, Hotel Bookings, etc from their home or from anywhere.
Another thing to note regarding Fastag recharge is that if a vehicle owner has not recharged his Fastag or if there is a low balance in it, then he has to stop the vehicle 200 meters before the toll plaza. Visit the toll plaza for recharging the Fastag or recharge it online. Only then he can proceed and make the toll payment at the toll plaza.
Here in this article, we will explain the steps to recharge your Fastag through Amazon Pay
To recharge your Fastag through Amazon Pay, you must know some information and details. You need to know the basic information like your vehicle number, bank name from which you have purchased the Fastag, and Registration Certificate (RC) number of your vehicle.
Amazon Pay is a well know payment app and most mobile users are very well aware of how to use this app.
Step by step process to recharge Fastag using Amazon Pay is explained below:
- First of all open, the Amazon Pay app on your Mobile Phone.
- Login into the app, by entering your Login details if you are not already logged in.
- After login to the Amazon Pay App, you will enter into your profile, and here you will see the ‘Fastag Recharge’ option
- Now you have to enter the number of your vehicle for which you have purchased the Fastag
- Then you will have to choose the bank from where you have purchased the Fastag from the list that appears in front of you
- After that you will have to enter the recharge amount that you want your Fastag to be reloaded with.
- Now with the help of your Amazon UPI ID you will have to make the payment.
- When you have successfully made the payment, your Fastag will be recharged using Amazon Pay.
How to check the balance in your Fastag Account after recharging it from Amazon Pay
When you recharge your Fastag wallet through Amazon Pay, then most of the time the amount is added to your account immediately unless there is some technical issue. To confirm whether the recharge amount is added to your Fastag account or not, you can visit the official website of the bank from which you have purchased the Fastag. When the recharge is done through Amazon Pay, then an SMS and email is sent to you by the bank from where you got your Fastag. This SMS and email give you the confirmation that your Fastag account has been recharged successfully.
Is there any limit on Fastag recharges through Amazon Pay?
Yes, there is a limit on the amount that you can recharge your Fastag with, from Amazon Pay. This recharge limit depends upon the type of KYC that you have updated with the Fastag issuing bank.
For mini KYC, you can recharge your Fastag starting from a minimum amount of Rs. 100 to the maximum amount of Rs. 10000
If you have done Full KYC with the Fastag issuing bank, then you can recharge your Fastag with a maximum amount of Rs. 1 Lakh.
What payment methods can be used to recharge a FASTag account through Amazon Pay?
If you want to recharge your Fastag wallet through Amazon Pay, then you can use the UPI ID of Amazon Pay to add money to your account.
In case your Amazon Pay UPI ID is not created already, then the app will automatically take you to the screen which prompts you to create Amazon Pay UPI ID first. When you are done with creating your Amazon Pay UPI ID, then you will be able to recharge your Fastag easily by following the steps mentioned above.
Is it possible to cancel my FASTag recharge after doing it successfully?
When you have recharged your Fastag successfully through the Amazon Pay app, then it is not possible to revert the recharge or cancel it. Because Amazon Pay is currently not providing any facility to cancel the Fastag recharge.
If you have added recharge amount in the wrong Fastag by mistake, then for more information you must contact the customer support service of the bank from where you have purchased the Fastag for your vehicle or you can call the toll free customer care number of NHAI i.e 1033
What to do if the recharge payment of the FASTag account shows as Pending on Amazon.
As mentioned above, most of the time the amount is added instantly to your Fastag account once you recharge it through Amazon Pay. But sometimes due to technical issues at the end of your Fastag issuing Bank, the recharge amount is not added to your Fastag account for 2 days. So if such a thing happens, then you should not wait for more than 2 days and after that should contact your Fastag provider bank and get assistance from the Customer support team. You can also put a ticket in which you can mention your problem in detail.
I’ve recharged my FASTag account, but I’m not able to cross the toll.
When you recharge your Fastag through Amazon Pay, then usually the amount is added to your Fastag account in less than half an hour because the servers at the Toll Plazas take about 30 minutes to get updated. It means in most cases, the recharge amount is added in 30 minutes in your account and after that, you will be able to cross any Toll Plaza.
But if you are not able to see the amount in your Fastag account after half-hour of recharging it, then you should immediately call the Customer care center of the bank which has issued your Fastag.
I don’t see my FASTag issuing bank on the list. Why?
At this time, NHAI has provided authorization to 31 banks in India to issue Fastag. But all these banks are not listed in the Amazon Pay Fastag recharge list. It means Amazon Pay does not provide a Fastag recharge facility for all Fastag issuing banks. Through Amazon Pay, you can recharge Fastag issued by below 12 banks.
- ICICI Bank
- City Union Bank
- Federal Bank
- Bank of Baroda
- Kotak Mahindra Bank
- IDFC Bank
- KVB Bank
- South Indian Bank
- IndusInd Bank
- Equitas Bank
- Punjab National Bank
- Paytm Payments Bank