It is known to everyone that the Government has started offering many vehicle-related services online and designed the ParivahanSewa portal where users can apply for Driving Licence and RC Transfer Online. However, people can now also apply for FASTags online and do not have to visit the bank branches with the documents anymore.
There are so many advantages of using a FASTag for toll charges deductions. You can travel hassle-free and save your time. Besides this, you will save on some money too as users get a 2.5% cashback on every transaction done through FASTags. The process is very secure and safe as users get every update on their registered mobile number and email address about every transaction done.
Since FASTags are made mandatory by the Ministry of Road Transportation and Highways (MoRTH), it becomes important for all motor vehicles to be annexed with it. The toll charges get automatically deducted while passing through the toll plazas from the account linked with the FASTag. If your vehicle is attached with a FASTag, there’s absolutely no need for you to wait in a long queue at the Highways and you can also skip carrying cash every time. If you have not got a FASTag for your vehicle till now, you can buy a BOB FASTag. Bank of Baroda is one of the leading providers of FASTags.
To get a Bank of Baroda FASTag, you have to submit an application and upload the documents through the bank’s official web portal. After opening the link, you need to register on the portal if you are a new user. Once done, you need to submit the application form and enter mandatory details such as name, contact number and address. Besides this, you need to enter your vehicle details and GST details too. The documents can be submitted online before finally making the payment.
After successful submission of application online, FASTag is sent to the customer’s registered address within 6 to 7working days. In case you do not know what documents are required to get a FASTag, then the same has been mentioned below:
- FASTag Application form
- Vehicle Registration Certificate
- Passport size photo
- PAN card
- Aadhaar card
After receiving the FASTag, users need to activate it for which maintaining a minimum balance of Rs 100 in the FASTag is important. You can recharge your FASTag online through the bank’s portal, and use any of the payment methods like debit card, credit card, net banking, UPI, etc. For recharge through UPI, payment can be done on the VPA netc.VRN@barodampay.
As FASTags have been made compulsory by the Government, not using a FASTag is a serious violation of the rules and regulations set up by the Government and a punishable offence. Those who have not yet purchased a FASTag should get it as soon as possible or else they will be liable to pay hefty fines and/or other penalties.