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Old 23rd July 2019, 06:34   #46
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Ideally, there needs to be a change at 2 levels for this move to be beneficial for end users:

2- for toll booths with dedicated FASTag lanes (other than the regular hybrid lanes), ensuring non-FASTag users dont push themselves into the dedicated lanes by issuing threats to the guards (this is an implementation issue).
I wonder why they do not fine(charge extra) if non fast tag users enter the fast tag lane. I have seen boards warning the same in some tolls but not all.The rules are there but not sure how it is followed.This is sure to reduce the lane jumping.
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I wonder why they do not fine(charge extra) if non fast tag users enter the fast tag lane. I have seen boards warning the same in some tolls but not all.The rules are there but not sure how it is followed.This is sure to reduce the lane jumping.
i guess the following article sums up the issue perfectly: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com...p/69798893.cms

Implementation if flawed because of peoples mentality of wanting all good things without putting in any effort. People need to realize that changes like this are here to stay for long term and there is going to be a teething problem for such implementation.
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Old 24th July 2019, 11:38   #48
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My Feb 2018 TUV 300 came with an Axis Bank Fastag. For one year that followed, I was the one who blocked Fastag lanes by paying cash.
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For existing Axis bank Fastag, branches could not help me fully. You would have received an SMS from Axis Bank with your Fastag account number. Usually, it begins with 18000xxxxxx. From your Netbanking (of any bank), under the "Add Payee" section, add this Fastag account number as the recipient's account number. It is a Savings bank account. The name can be your name (or vehicle owner) or Fastag. The IFSC code is UTIB0000ETC.

After confirming with SMS from your bank and waiting for 30 minutes (in case of non-Axis bank account), you can recharge with the desired amount via NEFT only. This has worked for me, and I did not have to get fastag from any other sources. Hope this works for you.
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When the Toll plaza authorities want to have their way, they for sure will by giving all excuses like these below:

Mandatory Fastag Rule Leads To Chaos, Fear Officials:

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  1. Officials on the ground as well as toll collectors worry that the rule may lead to law and order problems

  2. Sources in state unit of NHAI said making FASTag mandatory was impossible considering that people were yet to embrace the digital payment option

  3. Monthly records at one of the toll plazas show that only 17% to 20% of the toll fee is collected through FASTag

  4. On the Airport road toll, for example, more than 60% of the vehicles are taxis and they do not want FASTag

  5. Many persons do not recharge the digital wallet

  6. Thousands of vehicles will have FASTag sticker but pay the fee through cash as they have stopped utilising the digital wallet
Reality is different though. The media always tries to visit 2 of the nearest Toll plazas accessible to them and collects inputs from the staff who prefer to provide a biased feedback. The same staff at Nelamangala toll Plaza had once given a statement to the media that All lanes at this toll booth are Fastag enabled but the reality is that it is not. They continue to use hand-held scanner to et vehicles pass the Fastag lane.

For them, the definition of "All lanes enabled with Fastag" means running from lane to lane holding their device and scanning the vehicles which they do only if the traffic flow is less. Otherwise, they argue with the drivers that they need to enter Fastag lane only.
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Old 29th July 2019, 11:03   #50
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This is no more a rumour. Got these images from Official Twitter handle of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India.

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Yesterday I made it a point to stop and enquire at the Vashi toll Naka about Fastag. The person manning the toll booth at first was unsure then he enquired with his associates there and told me the ETC system (I think) is operational and had no idea about Fastag or its implementation even in the near future.
It is appalling the government making mandatory rules but the infrastructure is lacking and so much of confusion. A proper study and organization before implementation is of utmost importance rather than just taxing and creating one more hurdle in the already chaotic life of normal citizens who have to live by.
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Yesterday I made it a point to stop and enquire at the Vashi toll Naka about Fastag. The person manning the toll booth at first was unsure then he enquired with his associates there and told me the ETC system (I think) is operational and had no idea about Fastag or its implementation even in the near future.
The compulsory implementation and the advertisement is for National Highways only. Vashi, Thane, Airoli (Mumbai exit point) toll naka do not come under NH. They have a different system of ETC tags which is incompatible with Fastag.
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For existing Axis bank Fastag, branches could not help me fully. You would have received an SMS from Axis Bank with your Fastag account number. Usually, it begins with 18000xxxxxx. From your Netbanking (of any bank), under the "Add Payee" section, add this Fastag account number as the recipient's account number. It is a Savings bank account. The name can be your name (or vehicle owner) or Fastag. The IFSC code is UTIB0000ETC.

After confirming with SMS from your bank and waiting for 30 minutes (in case of non-Axis bank account), you can recharge with the desired amount via NEFT only. This has worked for me, and I did not have to get fastag from any other sources. Hope this works for you.


Has anyone tried this? It would be a big relief if it has worked. I have a upcoming trip so will go thru this method if it has worked for others.
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Old 15th August 2019, 02:59   #54
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The problem started few months later when suddenly money was deducted from card showing transaction at krishnagiri toll when car was parked at Bangalore in a basement.
Funny enough a similar deduction happened a few weeks later.
As a customer you have no recourse and for such small amounts I can not put energy to take legal action.
Sort of same issue with me too. Many times when the toll guys said FASTag not working and I'd too pay cash I've got messages that cash deducted on FASTag after about 30 mins. My FASTag is on paytm and after raising query regarding the same have seen nothing happen.
Another issue is when someone else borrows the car I've seen my balance deductions even when they claim to have paid cash. No way to avoid this.
Many times FASTag has not worked on return journey due to some issue on toll side which results in extra toll being paid as both ways considered one way.
Hence I too stopped topping up my paytm and is on blacklist for almost an year now. But I am still getting double billed occasionally with some odd cashback to paytm reflecting on FASTag.
The current implementation of fastag is useless and not worth the hassle in my opinion.
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Old 5th September 2019, 06:59   #55
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It's mandatory from Dec 1st. There is going to be teething issues, but good decision nevertheless
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