Search Icon
Nav Arrow

Tired of Being Stuck at Toll Plazas? Here’s the New, Smart Way to Pay Toll

The recently launched electronic toll collection system called FASTag, will act as a prepaid card from which the toll will be deducted each time a vehicle crosses the toll plaza. It will be operational at 300 toll plazas by the year end.

How many times have you wasted your time getting stuck at a toll plaza, looking for the exact amount to be paid in change? How wonderful would it be if there was an automated system that could shorten this time consuming process.

Thanks to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), you will now be able to pay toll easily through a recently launched electronic toll collection system.

Introducing ‘FASTag’, a radio frequency identity card that is fixed on the windscreens of vehicles and can be used at all toll plazas across the country.


Photo for representation purpose only. Source:

The tag will work like a prepaid account from which the toll will be deducted each time a vehicle crosses a toll plaza.

Launched on Sunday, July 26 at Sriperumbudur plaza on the 325 km Chennai-Bengaluru National Highway, the system is expected to be active on 300 plazas by the year-end.

The cards will be available on the toll plazas and can be purchased from the counters.



Users will have to pay an initial amount of Rs. 250 to get the card. They will also be required to provide basic details about the vehicle and its owner to the staff of ICICI and Axis banks who will be on duty at these counters.

A similar system is already operational on the Delhi–Mumbai Corridor. 35 more plazas in Attibele, Krishnagiri, Chennasamudram, Peddakallupalli, and Sriperumbudur will have the facility in two weeks.

Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@thebetterindia).

Sign in to get free benefits
  • Get positive stories daily on email
  • Join our community of positive ambassadors
  • Become a part of the positive movement