Two FASTag apps launched by NHAI
You would have noticed how ease is the process to cross the toll booth with FASTags without stopping the vehicle.
Actually what are FASTags ? FASTags are basically RFID tags attached on vehicles that can be used for electronic payment on toll plazas.It enables to pay toll booth amount without stopping the vehicle ,by deducting the money from FASTag wallet.
But a major challenge is to recharge the FASTag.We have to go to the toll booth counter to recharge .To reduce this cumbersome process,NHAI (National highways authority of India ) has launched two apps named my FASTag ,FASTag partner ,which will facilitate the availability of FASTags for electronic toll collection (ETC) making it possible to buy or recharge FASTags online .Both these apps are available on ios and android Operating systems.
Through this apps ,FASTags can be purchased and recharged.These are user friendly apps .Apps will also track the transaction details of the account.It also has a separate portal for addressing grievances. FASTag can now be purchased online from Issuer Banks websites, NHAI website, IHMCL website and will be delivered by courier at the door step of the purchaser.
my FASTag app is for retail users and provides customers to purchase and recharge fastags through it.
FASTag partner is the app for agencies like Common Services Centre, banking partners and vehicle dealers can sell and enroll FASTag through this App.
A separate lane will be dedicated only to the fastag users and do not accept any payment methods .All the other lanes will have fastag payment method along with cash payment also.The dedicated FASTag lanes will become operational on all 371 NHAI toll plazas from September 1,Deepak Kumar said.From 1st October 2017, all lanes of all 371 NHAI toll plazas in the country will become FASTag enabled.
Vehicles with inbuilt RFID can activate fastag via app .More than 6 lakh FASTags have been sold so far.It is expected that initiative for improving the availability and access of these fastags will attract more users to purchase.This will give the much needed push to the ETC project that aims to Make travel easy ,comfort,faster for people.
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