How To Check FASTag Balance Using Google Pay

How to Check Fastag Balance Using Google Pay: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways devised a new system to avoid long lines at toll plazas. FASTag, the name given to this system, was invented in 2014 in a few major cities in India. Fastag is an electronic toll collection system that makes it simple to pay toll taxes at toll plazas and allows vehicles to cross highways quickly due to automatic toll payment deduction.

The primary goal of this article is to inform you on how to check the balance of your Fastag in Google Pay. Before we get into that, let’s go over what a Fastag is, how it works, and how to apply a new Fastag.

What exactly is a FASTag?

Fastag functions similarly to a prepaid card that employs Radio Frequency Identification technology. Once you’ve obtained a Fastag, you must adhere it to the vehicle’s windshield.

How FASTag Work?

When you activate your Fastag and come within a few meters of a toll plaza, the Radio Frequency Identification technology used in the Fastag devices allows it to be scanned by the sensors at that toll plaza. The payment will be deducted from your Fastag prepaid account, and you will be able to travel to your destinations without having to wait in long lines at toll booths.

When the FASTtag was first introduced, there were only a few lanes at toll plazas that accepted payment via Fastag, but now that it is mandatory for all four-wheeled vehicles to have a Fastag, all lanes at toll plazas are dedicated to Fastag. You can enter any of these lanes without stopping to pay the tolls.

You can get a lot of benefits from using Fastag on your vehicle, some of which are as follows:

  • Fastag eliminates the need to carry cash with you when paying tolls.
  • Because there is no waiting time, Fastag expedites toll payment.
  • Fastag can now be used to pay parking fees and make payments at gas stations.
  • Fastag providers also run a number of cashback programs.
  • Before the use of Fastag, a lot of fuel was wasted due to waiting in lines, but this problem has been greatly reduced.

How to Use a Google Pay Fastag

A new Fastag can be applied for via the official websites of many banks, mobile payment apps, gas stations, car dealers, toll plazas, and other locations. You can easily apply for a Fastag from banks such as SBI Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, or mobile payment apps such as Google Pay by submitting the required documents and paying the specified amount.

Google Pay is a mobile payment app that was created primarily to allow you to make payments from your smartphone. Google Pay is a UPI-based app that is primarily used for sending or receiving the money to friends and family, recharging mobile phones, DTH, and paying utility bills, among other things.

However, it is now widely used in India for applying a new Fastag, recharging your Fastag, and a variety of other tasks. At the moment, you can only purchase a Fastag from ICICI Bank using Google Pay. You can use Google Pay to apply for a Fastag by following the steps below.

  • Launch and sign in to the Google Pay app on your mobile device.
  • The ‘Business & Bills’ option can be found here.
  • There are numerous options. In the ‘Business & Bills’ category.
  • Select the ‘Down Arrow’ with the text ‘Show More.’
  • When you click on ‘Show More’ the list of options expands up and you will notice an option ‘ICICI Fastag’ by scrolling down.
  • By clicking on this option, you will see ‘Buy Fastag’.
  • You will be redirected to a new screen where you must enter information such as your Pan Number, Vehicle Number, Scanned copy of your RC, Home Address, and so on.
  • Now enter your mobile number and confirm the OTP. 
  • Then you must make a payment to ICICI Bank in order to apply for Fastag. 

You have completed the ICICI Bank Fastag through Google Pay application process.

How to Check Your Fastag Balance in Google Pay

Fastag was created to eliminate toll-related issues that vehicle owners face at toll plazas by allowing them to pay toll charges electronically. As previously stated, the Fastag is immediately tracked by toll sensors as it approaches the toll plaza. As a result, the Toll payment is automatically deducted from your Fastag account. You must constantly recharge your Fastag when it has a low balance, and you must know how much balance is left in it to do so.

Google Pay not only allows you to buy and recharge a Fastag, but it also allows you to easily check the balance in it.

To check the balance in your Fastag prepaid account, follow the steps below.

  1. Open and log in to the Google Pay app on your mobile device.
  2. Now, on the home screen, select ‘New Payment.’
  3. In the Search box, type ‘Fastag.’
  4. Following the search, a list of various banks appears.
  5. Locate the bank that issued Fastag for your vehicle.
  6. Now, choose your Fastag issuing bank and enter vehicle-related information such as the vehicle registration number.
  7. If your Fastag is not already linked to Google Pay, click the ‘Link Account’ button to connect it.
  8. Once your Fastag account is linked with Google Pay, you will see all Fastag-related information and be able to check the balance in your Fastag account.



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