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FASTag alert: National Payments Corporation offers recharge option through BHIM UPI

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 December 2019, 13:49 IST
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The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Thursday announced that customers can recharge NETC FASTags through BHIM UPI.

Any BHIM UPI-enabled mobile app would now give vehicle owners the opportunity to recharge their FASTags on the go and avoid queues at toll plazas, NCPI said in a release. The National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) is a programme designed to meet the electronic tolling needs of the Indian market.


It offers an interoperable nationwide toll payment solution including clearinghouse services for settlement and dispute management. "Customers can now recharge their FASTag account hassle-free through BHIM UPI enabled mobile applications just by logging into the BHIM app," NPCI said.

FASTag has been made mandatory on national highways throughout the country from December 15, 2019.

It is a simple to use, reloadable tag fixed on the windscreen of a vehicle, which enables automatic deduction of toll charges from the prepaid or savings to account linked to it while the vehicle is in motion.

"Consumer experience with NETC FASTag is our primary focus. We believe that this facility would give them a smooth, secure and transparent toll payments experience just by using any of the UPI enabled mobile applications," Praveena Rai, Chief Operating Officer, NPCI said.

-PTI

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First published: 26 December 2019, 13:48 IST
 
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