Now you can recharge any FASTag on Paytm app

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had prohibited Paytm Payments Bank (PPBL) from accepting new clients for various services. The apex bank said that after March 15, 2024 no customer accounts, prepaid cards, Paytm Wallets, FASTags, NCMC cards, etc. will accept deposits, credit transactions, top-ups.

So now almost two weeks after the March 15 deadline, Paytm has announced that it is now enabling FASTag recharges directly through its app. Paytm users now have the option to purchase new FASTags from HDFC Bank on the app, according to a Paytm press release issued on March 26, 2024.

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This move allows users to recharge their FASTags anytime and anywhere, avoiding long queues and delays at toll plazas. Furthermore, Paytm users now have the option to purchase new FASTags from HDFC Bank on the app, stated the press release.

Also read: Paytm Payments Bank releases FAQs on steps to close Paytm FASTag, refund of FASTag balance & more

How to buy HDFC Bank FASTag on Paytm App

Step 1: On the Paytm app, search for ‘Buy HDFC FASTag’ and tap on it

Step 2: Enter customer and vehicle details

Step 3: Make payment and get the HDFC FASTag delivered to your home address

How to recharge a FASTag on Paytm App

Step 1: Tap ‘FASTag Recharge’ option under ‘Bill Payments’ section

Step 2: Select your FASTag issuing bank

Step 3: Enter your FASTag linked vehicle number and tap on ‘Proceed’

Step 4: Confirm details, enter amount

Step 5: Tap on ‘Proceed to Pay’ to complete

What is FASTag

FASTags are mandatory for all four-wheeler vehicles and use radio-frequency identification technology (RFID) for a reusable tag affixed to the vehicle’s windscreen. When a vehicle crosses a toll plaza, the FASTag facilitates the instant automatic deduction of toll charges, making toll payments more efficient.

Also read: How to buy new FASTag online

Issuing bank list

These are the NHAI authorised issuers of FASTags: IDFC First Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, State Bank of India, AU Bank, Airtel Payments Bank, Axis Bank, Bandhan Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Equitas Small Finance Bank, Federal Bank, IDBI Bank, IOB Fastag, Indian Bank, Indian Highways Management Company, IndusInd Bank, Karnataka Bank, UCO Bank, The South Indian Bank Ltd, Union Bank of India and others.

Where to buy FASTag: Full list of NHAI-authorized FASTag issuers

Here are a few important FAQs on Paytm FASTags.

How to get the refund of my Security Deposit and minimum balance maintained for Paytm Payments Bank FASTag?

Applicable Security deposit and minimum balance maintained for PPBL FASTag will be refunded to your Paytm Payments Bank Wallet post closure.

Can I transfer the balance from my old FASTag issued by Paytm Payments Bank to a new FASTag obtained from another Bank?

Credit balance transfer feature is not available in the FASTag product. Therefore, you will have to close your old FASTag issued by Paytm Payments Bank and request for any applicable refund by contacting our customer care.

William Murphy

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