PENANGITES who register for the Touch ‘n Go RFID will enjoy a 20% discount for their private passenger cars when travelling across the Penang Bridge.
The discount applies only for residents and those who are working and studying in Penang starting today.
PLUS Malaysia managing director Datuk Azman Ismail said the RFID system uses radio-frequency identification tags embedded on vehicles.
“It is connected to the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, which allows highway customers to perform online top-ups, eliminating the need to physically reload via cash.
“RFID stickers tagged to vehicles offer higher security features and prevent abuse.
“They also offer the convenience of topping up via online channels and faster clearance at the toll plaza.
“They do not require battery use, which are common causes of failed SmartTAG transactions at the toll plazas.
“Above all, transactions via RFID can help to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
“It is safer, easier and a more convenient mode of toll payment which supports the Penang government’s move towards adapting to new technology in enhancing the mobility of the people, ” he said, adding that those with Touch ‘n Go cards can still enjoy the 20% toll discount.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, in a statement, said soon, everyone would be able to travel between the island and mainland in a swifter and more efficient manner using RFID technology.
“The RFID technology allows for faster throughput, reducing congestion at the toll lanes.
“Its cashless and contactless transaction reduces human interaction at the lanes and reduces the risk of Covid-19 transmission, ” he said.
Penangites and those working and studying in Penang are required to install RFID stickers before registering with PLUS via https://jimatdipenang.plusmiles.com.my from today onwards.
The RFID sticker is available at selected fitment centres throughout Penang for RM35 each.
Highway users can refer to https://mx.touchngo.com.my/ fitment-centres to find the nearest RFID fitment centres.
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