As you know, FASTag is mandatory for all four-wheelers in India. It helps reduce the waiting time at toll plazas on highways, reduces fuel consumption as a result, and overall offers a seamless journey across state and national highways in the country. Since FASTag is a prepaid tag, it’s important that you regularly check and recharge your FASTag to ensure that it has sufficient balance.
If you find yourself at a toll plaza without sufficient FASTag balance, you will face a lot of hassle. Not only will you have to pay twice the toll charge as penalty in cash, but you may have to switch lanes and wait a while, since now almost all lanes on highways only accept FASTag toll payments. And while you can easily undertake FASTag recharge online through UPI apps or your issuing bank’s mobile app or website, there is an even better option. Auto FASTag recharge allows for effortless FASTag recharges and makes sure that you always have sufficient balance in your FASTag every time you hit the road.
Here are all the reasons why you should opt for FASTag auto recharge:
- Convenient and time saving
When you opt for FASTag auto recharge, you do away with the need to manually recharge your FASTag every few weeks or months depending on the frequency of usage. By automating this task, you are removing one item from your to-do list, freeing up your time and headspace to undertake other tasks on your plate. The auto recharge option is also timesaving as you don’t need to always log in to your account and manually undertake the recharge.
- Helps avoid penalties
With everything you have to take care of in your daily life, it may be understandable if you find yourself at a toll plaza with insufficient FASTag balance because you forgot to check and recharge your balancemanually. But when you opt for FASTag auto recharge, you never have to worry about having insufficient balance and having to pay double the toll amount in cash as a penalty. This not only helps you save money but also provides peace of mind.
- Allows for customisation
The best part about opting for the FASTag auto recharge is that you can opt for customisations according to your needs and preferences. You can choose everything from the auto recharge amount to the threshold balance at which the auto recharge should be triggered. This kind of flexibility and customisation provides you with the opportunity to personalise your FASTag recharge based on the frequency of your travel and your budget planning.
Setting up FASTag auto recharge
You only have to spend a few minutes in order to set up the FASTag auto recharge facility. You can do this easily through your issuing bank’s mobile app. You need to simply set the auto recharge amount and the threshold FASTag balance amount at which your bank account will be automatically debited to recharge your FASTag. Confirm this with the OTP sent to your registered mobile number and you’re all set.