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How to Recharge FASTag Using BHIM App: Step-By-Step Guide

Team Ackodrive25, Nov, 2021

FASTags have made automatic electronic payments possible at toll plazas on Indian highways. In fact, the government has made these tags mandatory for four-wheelers since February 2021. You can purchase a FASTag from one of many issuer banks, digital portals or buy offline at your nearest selling location.

How to recharge FASTag using BHIM app

After purchasing a FASTag, it is essential to maintain enough balance in the linked FASTag wallet. Without proper balance in your FASTag, you will have to pay double the regular rates in cash at toll plazas. Thankfully, the government has made it easier to recharge your FASTag online using the BHIM UPI app.

How to recharge FASTag using BHIM app

The minimum recharge limit of the FASTag wallet is Rs. 100, while the maximum recharge limit is Rs. 1,00,000. Along with several mobile wallets and banks, the BHIM UPI application also lets you recharge a FASTag online. 

Steps to recharge your FASTag using the BHIM app

Here is how to recharge FASTag using BHIM UPI.

  • Step 1: Use Google Play Store (for Android phone) or Apple App Store (for iPhone) to download the BHIM app.

  • Step 2: Once installed, open the BHIM app on your phone using your ‘Passcode’.

  • Step 3: Select the ‘Send’ option given on the home screen.

  • Step 4: Select ‘Send Money’ and enter your FASTag’s UPI ID. (For example, VehicleNo@bankupihandle)

  • Step 5: Complete the UPI ID verification.

  • Step 6: Enter an amount for BHIM FASTag recharge. 

  • Step 7: Authenticate the payment using your pin.

  • Step 8: Check for an SMS confirmation to ensure the successful FASTag recharge. 

Things to know about BHIM UPI FASTag recharge

There are a couple of things you should remember when using BHIM UPI for FASTag recharge.

  • The BHIM app lets you recharge your FASTag wallet through multiple bank accounts linked to the BHIM UPI. It makes the recharge process much easier as compared to using a prepaid wallet or a single bank account. 

  • The BHIM app is usable for FASTag recharge only and not for the purchase of a tag. 

Once recharged, you can affix the FASTag on the windscreen of your car. When the vehicle enters a toll plaza, the Radio Frequency Identification or RFID technology will enable automatic digital deduction of toll charges from the FASTag wallet. You will get SMS notification on your registered phone number regarding the amount deducted at the toll.

How to buy and recharge FASTag at ACKO Drive

You can purchase your FASTag at ACKO Drive and instantly recharge whenever required. 

Steps to buy FASTag at ACKO Drive

Buying a FASTag at ACKO Drive doesn’t involve any physical documentation. Moreover, there is no need for a security deposit or issuance fee. You get free delivery of the FASTag to your doorstep within just 3 to 5 working days of purchasing. 

Here are the easy steps to purchase a FASTag at ACKO Drive.

  • Step 1: Visit the ACKO Drive online platform and select ‘Buy FASTag’ under ‘Products’.

  • Step 2: Provide your vehicle’s registration number and click on ‘Get FASTag’.

  • Step 3: Enter your personal information as well as KYC details.

  • Step 4: Pay the amount you want as a balance in your FASTag wallet.

  • Step 5: Get ready to have the FASTag delivered to your home address within 3 to 5 working days.

Also, read: How to Check FASTag Balance

Steps to recharge your FASTag at ACKO Drive

Once you have your FASTag, recharging it will take only a few minutes at ACKO Drive.

  • Step 1: Use your registered phone number to log in to your account at ACKO Drive.

  • Step 2: Click on ‘My Account’ and select ‘View’.

  • Step 3: Pick an amount for your FASTag wallet, then select ‘Recharge Now’.

  • Step 4: Select a digital payment method and recharge instantly.

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions related to recharge FASTag using BHIM App

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How to recharge if I don’t know the name of the issuer bank of my FASTag?

For BHIM FASTag recharge, you must know the UPI ID of the tag issuer bank. In case you are not sure about the name of the issuer bank, you can check the top section of your FASTag sticker. The sticker usually contains the name/logo of the issuer bank. 

You can also look at the last FASTag transaction-related SMS received on the registered phone number for the name of the issuer bank.

Do I have to create my FASTag wallet separately after buying a FASTag?

Once you purchase a FASTag, a wallet is automatically created and linked to the tag. So, to answer your question, there is no need to separately create a FASTag wallet account with your issuer bank. You can simply use your registered mobile number and vehicle’s registered number to log in to the FASTag account via the issuer bank’s portal.

Where can I submit recharge-related complaints about my FASTag?

In case you have a complaint regarding FASTag recharge, you can contact the tag issuer bank via your registered phone number. You can either raise the complaint through the online FASTag portal of the issuer bank or call their customer service.

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