RFID payment at 62 toll plazas from Jan 1

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 24 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Beginning Jan 1, motorists of class one vehicles can pay toll at 62 toll plazas on 24 highways using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.

The highways include North-South Expressway (Bangunan Sultan Iskandar toll plaza, Johor Baru; Kempas and Senai, Johor; and Jitra, Kedah); KESAS Expressway; Kajang SILK Highway; and Butterworth Ring Road.

The Works Ministry in a statement said this was a move towards the Multi-Lane Free-Flow system along the highways to improve the quality of toll payment service in the future.

“The RFID test run at selected toll plazas since 2018 had received positive response with RFID users exceeding 830,000,” the ministry said.

RFID is expected to enable smoother traffic flow at toll plazas as motorists no longer have to stop to touch their card on the “reader” and there is no extra cost as no battery is used.

The RFID system uses a sticker which is connected to the Touch ‘n Go e-wallet, allowing motorists to top up the value online without having to go to a customer service centre or a top-up centre.

For further information on RFID, check out https://rfid.touchngo.com.my. — Bernama

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