FASTag the technology of Radio frequency identification (RFID) (Download PDF)


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FASTag Are Electrically Based Toll Collection System Implemented by the Indian Highway Management Company (IHMCC) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) Including National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). Fastags Uses the Technology of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The RFID Tag is Attached to Window Screen of the Vehicle Which Acts as Transponder with Containing Customer Data, It Includes Credit or Debit or Other Payment Mode Details. When the Vehicle Passes through the Toll Plaza the Signals from Antenna Will Received by the RFID Tag. Antenna Will Fix at the Toll Plaza and It Acts as a Transceiver. Without Stopping the Vehicle the Required Amount for Payment Will Be Deducted Automatically

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Benefits of FASTag

  • It is estimated that through the FASTag tags, India could save time up to 12,000 crore in terms of fuel and man-hours.

  • It saves time and there is no need to stand in queue for long time for toll payments.

  • Easy mode of payment and Customers will receive SMS alert.

  • Fastags are having a validity of 5 years online recharge also available through Debit card or Credit card or NEFT or net banking.

  • It provides web portal for FASTag related queries

  • Customers can avail 10 % of cash back on all the payments who are using FASTag from FY 2016 - 17.

  • Environmental friendly, it reduces air pollution and reduces paper usage.

  • It will Helps in better highway management.

  • Previously it is a voluntary initiative now government making them as mandatory.

  • Over 240 toll plazas across India are operating under FASTag.

  • Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Haryana have signed a MoU with centre to implement Fastags in state Highways.

  • Later One Nation One FASTag scheme launched, under which the National Highway Authority of India is bring all states to connect National Highways to FASTag.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 2, 2020

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