FASTag Wrong Deductions- Complain & Get Refund

What is FASTag

Authorized and operated by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), FASTag is an electronic system for paying highway tolls. It is a rechargeable card, which can be glued as a sticker on a vehicle’s windscreen. It employs RFID technology for making payments directly from the customer’s linked bank account without having to stop at the toll plaza.

What is the wrong deduction of money from FASTag account?

Generally for all the toll transactions, the toll plaza authority/system sends a request to the bank for debiting the amount due for the tag. While FASTag ensures automatic deduction of all toll charges. However, in some rare cases, the toll plaza results in the deduction of more than the applicable amount. In such cases, the bank would raise a chargeback on behalf of you to recover the money.

According to a Mumbai-based activist, in several cases, the dispute of wrong FASTag deductions at toll plazas arises because of the delay in receiving transaction SMS.

Types of problems related to FASTag transactions

There can be many types of issues that can arise because of FASTag deductions. Let’s have a look at some of the major types of incorrect FASTag deduction-

  • A double charge is deducted, even after passing a FASTag lane only once.
  • More money is deducted than the applicable charges.
  • Even after taking a pass, money is deducted from FASTag.

How to Report a Wrong FASTag Deduction?

Many times people are facing transaction-related problems through FASTag. In such situations, it is important to know who to contact for the fast redressal of your grievance. Therefore, we are here to tell you that you have two ways to make a complaint regarding the wrong FASTag deduction.

The first way

– In case of a wrong FASTag deduction, one can report by directly calling the toll-free helpline of the bank from which you have purchased FASTag. The customer care number is mentioned on the FASTag sticker and should be called from a registered mobile number.

BankCustomer Care Helpline
Airtel Payments Bank Fastag400
EQUITAS SMALL FINANCE BANK Fastag1800 103 1222
IDFC FIRST Bank Fastag1800-266-9970
PAYTM Payments Bank Fastag1800-102-6480
State Bank of India Fastag1800-11-0018
Axis Bank Fastag1800-419-8585
Federal Bank Fastag1800-266-9520
Indusind Bank Fastag1860 -500- 5004
Punjab and Maharashtra Co-op Bank1800-223-993
Syndicate Bank Fastag1800-425-0585
Bank of Baroda Fastag1800-103-4568
FINO Payments Bank1860-266-3466
Karur Vysya (KVB)Bank Fastag1800-102-1916
Punjab National Bank (PNB) Fastag080-67295310
Union Bank of India Fastag1800- 22- 22 44
Canara Bank Fastag1800-103-3568
HDFC Bank Fastag1800-120-1243
Kotak Mahindra Bank Fastag1800-300-69090
Saraswat Co-operative Bank1800-266-9545
Yes Bank Ltd1800 -1200
City Union Bank Fastag1800-258-7200
ICICI Bank Fastag1800-2100-104
Nagapur Nagarik Sahakari Bank1800 -266- 7183
South Indian Bank Fastag1800-425-1809
Bank of India (BOI) Fastag1800-425-1809
Bank of Maharashtra Fastag18002334526
18001022636
Allahabad Bank Fastag
AU Small Finance Bank Fastag1800 258 7300
Central Bank of India Fastag1800 22 1911
IDBI Bank Fastag1800-266-1962
Karnataka Bank Fastag1800 425 1444
Indian Overseas Bank Fastag18008904445 / 18004254445
J&K Bank Fastag1800 572 1370
Cosmos Bank Fastag90290 13793

Second way

One can also complain about incorrect toll deductions is through the FASTag portal of the concerned bank. Each bank has created a separate FASTag portal where one can get all the information related to FASTag.

To report a wrong deduction of toll charges, you have to first register on the FASTag portal and create a user ID and password. Then raise the dispute by clicking on the correct reason. After the successful registration of the complaint, a message will be sent to you confirming the same. Every bank/portal has a specific time frame to address the concern.

What are the things required to make a complaint related to FASTag?

In case of incorrect FASTag deducted, please reach out to FASTag customer care along with the following details:

  1. Transaction ID/ Payment screenshot (from where the payment is debited)
  2. Registered vehicle number
  3. Registered mobile number    

What to do if a double charge is deducted from FASTag? 

According to the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), if the double amount is deducted from FASTag at a toll plaza, one should contact the customer care of the bank from which the FASTag has been purchased. The bank will then register your complaint and the duplicate transaction will be reversed back to the customer’s FASTag account.

If you do not get the refund within the given period, you should immediately get in touch with the customer care of the bank.

How to get my refund for the wrong FASTag deduction?

Upon raising a dispute related to an incorrect FASTag deduction, the concerned bank will review the claims, and based on merit it will raise a chargeback to recover the money. The whole process of chargeback normally takes a few weeks (up to 20-30 working days). All wrong deductions, if proven so, are reverted to the customer’s FASTag account after presenting the case with the toll plaza authority. 

Email id for making Complaints related to Incorrect FASTag deduction

In case of wrong FASTag deduction at the toll plaza, register your formal complaint at nodal@ihmcl.com.

Customer Care Number for FASTag Complaints

Customers can dial the 1033 helpline number from mobile/landline for addressing FASTag complaints at the toll plaza level. 

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