How to recharge your FASTag using PhonePe, Google Pay and BHIM

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  • FASTag can now be recharged using PhonePe, Google Pay and BHIM.
  • At present, Paytm does not allow users to recharge FASTags from other banks.
In its push towards automated digital payments at toll plazas, the Indian government has made FASTag mandatory on all national highways. It partnered with over 20 banks to facilitate this change.

Earlier, if you had a FASTag from a particular bank, you could add money to it using only that bank’s app or website. A few weeks ago, RBI announced that UPI, cards and other payment methods can be linked to FASTags, making recharges easier.

Now, popular payment apps such as PhonePe, Google Pay and BHIM can be used to recharge your FASTag. At the moment, only a few FASTag issuing banks have been listed on PhonePe and Google Pay. The remaining banks will likely be added in the coming days.

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At the moment, Paytm and Airtel Payments Bank is allowing users to recharge only the FASTag issued by them.

How to use PhonePe to recharge your FASTag

At present, not all users have the option of FASTag recharge in their PhonePe app. If you haven’t received this yet, wait for some time.

  • Open the PhonePe app and click on the FASTag icon.
  • Now, select your FASTag issuing bank and provide the required details.
  • If your FASTag issuing bank is not listed, please check again after a few days.
How to use Google Pay to recharge your FASTag

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  • Open Google Pay and click on ‘New’.
  • Now, in the ‘Suggested Businesses’ section, click on ‘More’ and select ‘FASTag recharge’.
  • Select your FASTag issuing bank and proceed with the recharge.
How to use BHIM to recharge your FASTag

  • Open BHIM app and select ‘Send’ from the home screen.
  • Now, enter the NETC FASTag UPI ID as netc.VehicleNumber@BankUPIHandle.
  • Click verify, enter the recharge amount and your PIN to complete the transaction.
See also:

FASTag: Govt relaxes norms for 65 high cash transaction toll plazas for 30 days

CSC inks pact with Paytm Payments Bank for sale of FASTags

1.10 cr FASTags issued till date for electronic toll collection on national highways
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