Have a HDFC FASTAG and looking to recharge it, here is an easy guide to help you with this.
HDFC Bank’s FASTag program is a part of the National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) initiative rolled out by NPCI under the guidelines of NHAI and IHMCL.
How to recharge HDFC Fastag?
You can recharge your HDFC FASTag by
- Way 1 – Logging in at HDFC FASTag portal and recharge using registered mobile number
- Way 2 – Recharge FASTag with UPI payment option
- Way 3 – Recharge Using Paytm
Let’s look at the detailed steps on how to do this.
Way 1- How to recharge HDFC FASTag on HDFC FASTag Portal?
You can easily recharge your HDFC FASTag by following the steps below:
- Step 1- Login into HDFC FASTag Portal with your Registered Mobile Number (or User ID) and Password
- Step 2- In the new window, Select option- Payment And Topup -> Recharge
- Step 3- Select the Wallet ID to recharge and enter the amount of recharge. Minimum recharge amount is Rs. 100 up to a maximum of Rs.1 lakh.
- Step 4- Select mode of payment, enter the details & click on “Make Payment”. FASTag will be reloaded instantly.
You can make the payment on the website using any of the available methods like HDFC Bank Credit /Debit Card, HDFC NetBanking, Other Bank Credit/Debit Card or Other Bank NetBanking.
Way 2- How to recharge HDFC FASTag using UPI?
You can also recharge your HDFC FASTag by UPI payment. Paying through UPI is convenient method even if you are using a mobile. Infact, using this way, you can recharge HDFC FASTag on the go using any of the apps which support UPI payments –
To recharge HDFC FASTag using UPI, you need to make the payment to the following UPI ID –
where VRN is your vehicle registration number. So in place of VRN, enter your vehicle registration number.
Once the recharge is successful, you get an SMS confirming your FASTag has been recharged.
This method also works on Phone Pe / Google Pay / Paytm apps as they support UPI payments.
Way 3- How to Recharge HDFC FASTag through Paytm?
Paytm does not provide a direct option to recharge HDFC FASTag. This is probably becuase Paytm has its own product “Paytm FASTag”. However, you can easily recharge HDFC FASTag on Paytm using the UPI payment option available in Paytm, using the method showing in Way 2- FASTag recharge using UPI option shown above.
How to generate a password for HDFC FASTag first time login simple steps:-
- In the Fastag login page, select option “First Time User”
- You will be asked to enter any 2 details among Customer ID, RFID number, Wallet ID, Vehicle ID along with Phone Number and Captcha
- Validate yourself with a One-time password (OTP) sent to your registered mobile/email ID**
- Generate password and security question-answers to continue Netbanking
Benefits of HDFC FASTag
- Saves time at Toll Plaza
- Digital and Fast Way
- Can Make Exact payment
- Reduces air pollution by reducing the congestion around toll plaza.
- Saves fuel
- Cash free way- No need to carry cash or struggle find change for toll
HDFC FASTag Fees and Charges
The charges applicable on HDFC Bank Tag are as follows:
|Tag Joining Fees (this is a one-time fee)||₹100/- ( including all applicable taxes)|
|Re-issuance Fees||₹100/- ( including all applicable taxes)|
One-time Security Deposit Amount
Additionally, you are also required to pay one time security deposit depending on the vehicle class (For a car, it is Rs.200/-).
The security deposit is refundable to KYC Customers only at the time of FASTag account closure.
Further, there is a minimum amount of recharge that needs to be done at the time of tag activation which is called as Threshold Amount.
Also, a convenience fee of 1.10% of transaction value (if done on Credit Card) or 1% of transaction value (if done using Debit Card) will be applicable for online recharge. If recharge is done using netbanking, flat charges of ₹8/- are applicableGST is extra on the above charges.
Toll Amount will be deducted as per the vehicle class and the plaza used.
Plus taxes as per the prevailing applicable rates.
HDFC representative will provide you an application form, which you need fill and submit.
All required documents should be in the name of the vehicle owner. If the owner is not present at the time of application, the driver will need to submit his photo ID proof.
You can apply for HDFC FASTag online using this link.
Alternatively, you can call HDFC at their helpline number 1800 120 1243.
FASTag is a preferred solution to pay toll charges at Toll Plazas across Indian national highways.
It is available at more than 400 toll plazas at various national and state highways. With a FASTag, you can pass through tolls using dedicated FASTag lanes, pay toll charges digitally using a RFID tag on car.
FASTag is a simple, reloadable tag that facilitates auto-deduction of toll charges when your vehicle passes through the toll paza.
The FASTag is linked to a prepaid account from which balance the toll charges are deducted.
The tag uses Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology . It is affixed on your vehicle’s windscreen. More and more Toll plazas are now offering support for FASTag.
Government is also pushing to increase use of FASTag and even considering making it mandatory on tolls
Saving Your Fuel and Time
Toll amount is deducted automatically, when the vehicle crosses the RFID reader at toll plaza. As a result, your vehicle does not need to stop and you don’t have to worry about finding cash. Many toll plazas provide dedicated lanes for vehicles with FASTag, which is also a big time saver.
Transaction Alert Facility
You can receive SMS & Email alerts on his registered mobile number / Email address when the transaction is done on your tag account
Ease of Online Recharge
You can easily recharge your tag account online using Credit Card/ UPI / Net Banking on the go
You can access transaction statements by logging online onto FASTag customer portal
No need to Carry Cash
You don’t need to carry cash for your toll payments
Emergency road assistance
Emergency road side assistance is available for your fleet drivers
Accidental death cover of ₹1,00,000
Accidental death facility is available upto ₹1,00,000 to on-duty drivers while driving the vehicles.
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