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Highways have always been a convenient way to move from one place to another. It has collapsed long distances in a few hours. However, the only problem that arises is highway toll plazas where the owner of the vehicle has to line up in a row to pay toll fees. To ease the bottlenecks at toll plazas, FASTag came into existence. It’s an electronic toll collection system that allows you to pay directly from your respective bank account. You can get the tag from certified banks or ACKO drive. Here’s how you can activate/deactivate your FASTag account.
What is FASTag?
As already mentioned earlier, FASTag is a tag that facilitates toll collection electronically across the country. It is governed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
The goal of FASTag is to save people’s time by avoiding jams and long queues at national highways. It’s a cashless model that collects toll tax through electronic payment. All four-wheelers have to get the tag fitted as soon as possible.
The tag works on RFID technology or Radio Frequency Identification technology that eliminates the manual collection of tax at highways.
Why You Need FASTag?
With the use of FASTag, you need not have to slow down the speed of your vehicle at the toll plazas. You can continue moving without stopping. This saves your time and fuel.
Since no four-wheeler has to slow down or stop at the toll plazas, there will be no traffic jams or congestion at the toll plazas. Traveling from one city/state to another will be a lot easier.
Moreover, you can keep a record of all your toll expenses. You will receive SMSs and in-app notifications from time to time.
The payment will automatically get deducted from your wallet when you cross the toll plazas. You can easily link FASTag with the Paytm application.
The registration of FASTag is simple and quick. The validity of FASTag is 5 years.
Activate Paytm FASTag Step By Step
Step 1: Open your ‘Paytm’ app and go to the ‘My Orders’ section
Step 2: Now go to the ‘Shopping’ tab & hit on your order
Step 3: Click the ‘Activate Now’ button
Step 4: You will receive FASTag that has an ID below the barcode
Step 5: Upload the front & back of your Registration Certificate and make sure the size is below 4MB
Step 6: Your Paytm FASTag is activated successfully & now you can make use of it
Deactivate Paytm FASTag
Step 1: Open your Paytm application and log in from the same number
Step 2: Hit the‘24x7 Help & Support’ option
Step 3: Pick ‘FASTag’ category
Step 4: Hit on ‘Issue Related to FASTag Profile’
Step 5: Now click ‘I want to close my FASTag’
Step 6: Click the Message Us’ button
Step 7: Enter your number, FASTag ID, and vehicle registration number
Step 8: Enter the reason why you want to close the FASTag account & accept the terms and conditions
Step 9: Submit the detail button
Step 10: You will get ‘Ticket Reference number’ and your account will be deactivated soon. You will also get an email or message from the Paytm FASTag team regarding the status of the deactivation of the FASTag account.
Now you can easily activate/deactivate FASTag account in Paytm.