Airtel Payments Bank, in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and the Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL), has made FASTag available across its digital and retail touchpoints, said a release from the company. The last date to purchase the tag has now been extended to 15 December 2019.
FASTag can be purchased from the Bank section of Airtel Thanks App. Airtel Payments Bank is offering Rs 50 cashback on the purchase made via the app. The tag can also be purchased from select banking points of Airtel Payments Bank. To buy the tag, customers need to share a copy of the vehicle’s Registration Certificate (RC) and registration number.
FASTag is linked to a registered Airtel Payments Bank account or wallet to enable instant automatic deduction of toll charges. There is no need to recharge the tag separately and bank/Wallet balance is good enough. FASTag users also get 2.5% cashback from NHAI on all Toll payments done using the tag.
Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, chief operating officer, Airtel Payments Bank, said: “We are delighted to partner with NPCI to offer FASTag as part of our endeavour to bring a range of popular services to our digital platforms and promote cashless payments. We believe that upcoming use cases from NPCI such as digital parking payments and even challan payments will add to customer convenience and add to the vibrant digital ecosystem that India is building.”
Praveena Rai, chief operating officer, NPCI said: “It is good to witness that Airtel Payments Bank is making FASTag available to vehicle owners for convenient and seamless toll plaza experience. Given the fact that we are just a few days away for the mandatory FASTag implementation on 528+ toll plazas, it becomes crucial to create awareness among vehicle owners about its process and advantages. We would like to acknowledge the efforts of Airtel Payments Bank for creating a platform for its customers by giving them a hassle free toll payment experience with FASTag, and also contributing towards digitisation of toll payments.”