Works minister: Extra 12 RFID lanes added to PLUS toll plazas ahead of schedule
KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Works Minister Alexander Nanti Linggi announced that PLUS highway has successfully deployed additional 12 RFID lanes to overcome congestion issues at the toll plazas. Originally scheduled to be completed by April, the minister said the extra RFID lanes were operational over two weeks ago since 11th March 2023.
Here’s the list of toll plazas with the extra RFID lanes.
• NSE – Sg Besi (Entry Toll Plaza)
• NSE – Jalan Duta (Entry Toll Plaza)
• NSE – Shah Alam (Entry Toll Plaza)
• NSE – Sungai Buloh (Entry Toll Plaza)
• NSE – Rawang Selatan (Entry Toll Plaza)
• NSE – Setia Alam (Exit Toll Plaza)
• NSE – Setia Alam (Entry Toll Plaza)
• NSE – Subang (Entry Toll Plaza)
• NSE – Putra Mahkota (Entry Toll Plaza)
• NSE – Kajang (Entry Toll Plaza)
• Penang Bridge
• Butterworth-Kulim Highway (BKE) – Kubang Semang Toll Plaza
Nanta thanked PLUS for increasing the number of RFID lanes ahead of schedule. He also reminded highway users to practice the correct way of using RFID.
If you’re using TNG RFID, you are advised to ensure sufficient balance in your TNG eWallet before your journey and to enable auto-reload for a seamless reload from your credit or debit card. If you’ve entered the North-South Expressway via RFID, you must also exit the highway via RFID. Users will be charged a hefty penalty if they enter the highway via the RFID lane but exit via the Touch ‘n Go or SmartTAG lane. Similarly, if you have multiple TNG cards in your car, you must also use the same TNG card to tap in and out to avoid penalty charges.
Unlike most highways in the Klang Valley, the North-South Expressway uses a closed-toll system which requires the same payment method for entry and exit. The total toll charge is calculated based on the entry and exit point, and a penalty will be charged if the system doesn’t have a record of your entry point.
In an attempt to end Touch ‘n Go’s monopoly for highway tolling, the Works Minister announced last week that five highways will adopt an open payment system by September this year which will allow users to pay via credit and debit cards as additional options to the current TNG platforms. The government also aims to fully implement a barrier-free Multi-Lane-Fast-Flow (MLFF) tolling system by Q3 2024 and an MLFF Proof-of-Concept (POC) will be conducted starting October 2023.
Nanta shared recently that implementing an Open Payment System will take some time as there are several processes that need to be settled which cover technical, legal and financial aspects. It was recently revealed that the Works Ministry is allocating RM3.46 billion for the implementation of MLFF. — SoyaCincau