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Equitas Small Finance Bank FASTag Introduction

FASTag is an easy-to-use, reloadable tag that helps you to automatically deduct toll charges from your connected bank account. FASTags are the most effective solution to remove congestion at toll plazas. It uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to provide a contactless toll collection system at all National Toll Plazas. With an active FASTag affixed on your vehicle’s windscreen, you can cruise through toll plazas without stopping for cash transactions.

How does Equitas FASTag work?

Equitas Small Finance Bank Fastag
STEP 1STEP 2STEP 3
Add money to your FASTag account or make sure that your FASTag is linked to your Equitas Bank accountScan TAG while passing through toll plazaMoney is automatically deducted from your FASTag account and you pass through the toll gate

Why should I get Equitas FASTag?

Equitas FASTag is the 1st Self-Service FASTag in India. The purchase process is completely online. It is simple to use and can be easily recharged through your Equitas account which enables automatic deduction of toll charges on national highways. You can cruise through the toll plaza without stopping for the cash transaction. It comes with many other benefits:

  • Saves Fuel & Time: Equitas FASTag is read by the tag reader at the plaza, and the toll amount is deducted automatically when the vehicle approaches the toll plaza. This enables you to pass through the toll gate quickly, thus saving time and fuel for the users.
  • Complete online purchase: Equitas FASTags can be purchased from the convenience of your home without the need for any paperwork. The application process can be completed within 10 minutes.
  • Hassle-free Recharge: You can recharge your FASTag account online through Debit Card or Net Banking
  • Transparent transactions: Your statements are available 24x7 by logging on the FASTag portal
  • SMS Alerts for Transactions: You will receive instant SMS alerts on your registered mobile numbers for all the transactions done on FASTag.
  • Cashless transactions: FASTag allows you to go cashless at toll plazas

How can I buy Equitas FASTag?

As mentioned earlier, the purchase process for Equitas FASTag is completely online. Applicants can visit the official website of Equitas Small Finance Bank and click on the SelfeFASTag link.

Equitas Small Finance Bank Official Website → On the Go → SelfeFASTag → Apply FASTag online

Existing customers can enter their account number to pre-fill the application form. New customers have to fill in their personal details and vehicle details to proceed with the application.

You are required to fill in your name, address, and ID proof document number. You will then be required to upload a scanned copy of your vehicle RC book to complete your application.

Documents required to apply for Equitas FASTag:

You need to submit the following documents along with the application for FASTag:

  • Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle.
  • Passport size photograph of the vehicle owner
  • KYC documents as per the category of the vehicle owner
  • Online Portal for customers

How do I recharge my Equitas FASTag account?

You may recharge your FASTag account through any digital payment methods. You can recharge online through any of the UPI apps, Debit Card, or through Net Banking. The TAG account can be recharged up to Rs.1 lakh, for KYC accounts and Rs. 10,000 for Non-KYC accounts.

You may also recharge your TAG account by paying cash at the Point of Sale (POS) locations near Toll Plazas and the branches of Equitas Small Finance Bank.

Users are also offered a complete waiver of payment gateway charges when they recharge Equitas FASTag balance through UPI. For recharge through UPI, please follow these steps:

  • Login to any UPI Payment App. For example, BHIM UPI App, Google Pay, Airtel, etc.
  • Enter beneficiary UPI ID or beneficiary VPA option.
  • Type beneficiary as NETC.VEHICLENUMBER@EQUITAS. For example, if your vehicle number is TN10D5962, you will enter the beneficiary UPI ID/beneficiary VPA as NETC.TN10D5962@equitas.
  • Click the Pay option against this beneficiary and enter the amount to be recharged in the tag.
  • Authenticate your transaction with the UPI Transaction PIN that is registered with the UPI PSP App.
  • Successful recharges will immediately reflect in the tag balance which can be cross-checked by logging in to the Equitas FASTag Mobile App (Available for Android Users).

For recharge through Net Banking, please follow these steps:

  • Log into FASTag Customer Portal: 'Customer Login', with your username and password
  • Go to Payments >> Recharge Account
  • Select the tag accounts to be recharged and mention the respective amounts to be uploaded
  • Choose payment mode as 'Pay by Online' and click 'Continue'
  • A new window will open with an option to select your bank
  • Please select your bank from the list and continue
  • You will be asked for the login credentials for your bank account. Please proceed with the details and complete the payment.
  • Minimum recharge amount a tag can be recharged with is ₹100.
  • Do not refresh the browser or press the 'Back' button in the middle of the transaction.

What are the fees & charges associated with Equitas FASTag?

ParticularsAmount
Courier Charges for tags sold onlineRs.50 + taxes
Vehicle DescriptionVehicle ClassTag Joining FeeSecurity DepositFirst Wallet Load AmountTotal

Vehicle Description

Vehicle Class

Tag Joining Fee

Security Deposit

First Wallet Load Amount

Total

Car/Jeep/Van

4

Rs.100

Rs.300

Rs.100

Rs.500

Tata Ace and Similar mini Light Commercial Vehicle

4

Rs.100

Rs.300

Rs.100

Rs.500

Light Commercial vehicle 2-axle/ minibus

5

Nil

Rs.200

Rs.200

Rs.400

Bus 3-axle

6

Nil

Rs.300

Rs.300

Rs.600

Truck 3-axle

6

Nil

Rs.300

Rs.300

Rs.600

Bus 2-axle

7

Nil

Rs.300

Rs.300

Rs.600

Truck 2-axle

7

Nil

Rs.300

Rs.300

Rs.600

Truck 4-axle

12

Nil

Rs.500

Rs.300

Rs.800

Truck 5-axle

12

Nil

Rs.500

Rs.300

Rs.800

Truck 6-axle

12

Nil

Rs.500

Rs.300

Rs.800

Truck 7-axle and above

15

Nil

Rs.500

Rs.300

Rs.800

Earth Moving/ Heavy Construction Machine

16

Nil

Rs.500

Rs.300

Rs.800

Equitas FASTag FAQs:

1. On which roads can I use the Equitas FASTag?

FASTag is presently operating at 665 toll plazas across national and state highways. More toll plazas will be brought under the FASTag program in the future.

2. Is there a special lane for FASTag users in toll plazas?

Yes, FASTag users can cruise through the FASTag lane labelled at every toll plaza.

3. Is there any convenience fee for using FASTag?

Presently there is no convenience fee for using FASTag for toll transactions. However, if the Bank revises the same, customers would be informed.

4. Is there any minimum or maximum value for FASTag recharge / top up?

Yes, the minimum recharge amount is Rs.100 and maximum is Rs.1 lakh for KYC compliant customers and Rs.10,000 for Non-KYC customers.

5. How would I know if the correct user fee has been deducted from my FASTag account?

You will receive an SMS alert in your registered phone number each time a balance is deducted from your FASTag account.

6. Is there a validity period for the amount added to my FASTag wallet?

No, there is no “Use By” date for funds loaded into FASTag wallet. The amount loaded in the FASTag wallet can be used for toll transactions till you exhaust the entire amount in the wallet.

7. How can I link my FASTag to my Equitas Bank Account?

Customers can login to Equitas FASTag page using their username and password. In the Dashboard screen, there is an option to “Link to Equitas Bank Account. Click here”. By clicking on this link you will be allowed to link your FASTag with your Equitas Bank account.

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