The National Highway Authrority Of India (NHAI) debuted their "RFID Electronic Toll Collection" system FASTag on selected few toll-palazas almost 2 years ago, the same has now been extended to 275 toll-booths across nation.
A FASTag is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag affixed on the windscreen of your vehicle which allows automatic toll payments directly from the prepaid account linked to it. The system allows users to drive through toll plazas offering near non-stop movement of vehicles through toll plazas and the convenience of cashless payment of toll fee with nation-wide interoperable Electronic Toll Collection Services.
A user can purchase FASTags at participating toll-plazas as listed above, besides this NHAI has also partnered with sale and recharge of FASTags with Axis Bank and ICICI Bank; more banks and wallet services should get added soon. One needs to buy the tag for one-time charge of Rs 200/- with a minimum recharge of Rs 100/- and maximum recharge limit being Rs 1 lakh, in multiples of 100.
To make adoption of the scheme faster, Govt. has decided to offer a to FASTags users.