Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) made FASTags mandatory for all private and commercial vehicles. The FASTag is a digital toll payment system that uses RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology to make payments through linked wallet or saving accounts.
If you already own a FASTag for your vehicle, then you must be aware of the fact these RFID tags are issued on the basis of vehicle registration number and are on the name of the vehicle’s owner.
Why closing a FASTag account is necessary especially when selling your vehicle >:-
When you sell the vehicle and someone registered it with their own name, the FASTag issued for that particular registration number still remains under the previous owner’s name. Also, the account linked with the FASTag is still linked with your wallet or saving account and it will keep in deducting the toll amount from it.
But, the most important fact is the new owner of the car won’t be able to get a new FASTag as one active FASTag can only be linked with one registration number.
How to close a FASTag account >:-
FASTags are available from banks, Paytm or other authorised sellers. The easiest way to close a FASTag account is to call FASTag helpline on 1033 and raise a request to close the account. You can also get it done through your respective FASTag provider.
Here’s a complete list >:-
NHAI (IHMCL): Call on 1033 and raise deactivation request by choosing the right IVR option
ICICI Bank: Dial 18002100104, choose your preferred language and select 2 to speak to customer representative and ask them to close your FASTag account………Read More>>