Important Notice for Paytm FASTag Users: Switch to a Different Bank by March 15th

Attention drivers who use Paytm FASTags! The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has an important message for you. To ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience on national highways, they are advising all Paytm FASTag users to switch to a FASTag issued by a different bank by March 15, 2024.

This switch is necessary due to recent regulations set by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) regarding Paytm Payments Bank. After March 15th, users will no longer be able to recharge their Paytm FASTags with new funds. However, any existing balance in your FASTag account can still be used for toll payments even after that date.

Why the Switch is Recommended:

Paytm FasTag
Paytm FasTag
The NHAI recommends switching to a different bank's FASTag to avoid any inconveniences at toll plazas. Here's a breakdown of the key reasons:
  • Prevent Fines and Double Charges: By having a valid FASTag with sufficient balance, you can avoid potential fines or double toll charges that might occur if your Paytm FASTag account is not operational.
  • Ensure Seamless Travel: A functional FASTag allows for automatic toll deductions as you drive through toll booths, keeping your journey smooth and uninterrupted.

How to Make the Switch:

NHAI recommends contacting your preferred bank to inquire about obtaining a new FASTag. Many banks offer FASTags as part of their services.

Here are some additional resources that can be helpful:
  • Contact your bank: This is the most direct way to get information about obtaining a FASTag from them.
  • Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL) website: The IHMCL website, as suggested by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), may have FAQs or other resources related to FASTags. You can find the website by searching online.

Taking Action for Smooth Travel:

The NHAI urges all Paytm FASTag users to take action before the March 15th deadline. By switching to a FASTag from another bank, you can ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience on national highways. Remember, you can still utilize your existing Paytm FASTag balance even after March 15th.