Published on March 11th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin0
PLUS to Roll Out RFID Payment at All Its Highways Including LPT2
Starting 1st April 2020, PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) will offer the RFID payment facility on all its 83 Closed Toll systems from North to South, including the LPT2 highway along the East Coast.
In line with the Government’s vision of Multi-Lane Free Flow (MLFF), the RFID on PLUS’s closed systems marks the completion of a fully RFID highway eco-system. It offers consumer the ease of cashless toll transaction, the convenience of instant reload via online banking and e-wallets and free from the hassle of pricey gadgets and the need for batteries for the smart-tags.
PLUS embarked on full Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) since 2017 and the highway industry embraced RFID as a cashless payment system on its Open Toll Highways in August 2018.
The past 36 months has enabled PLUS to harmonise the RFID system with Touch N Go, which lead to the acceptance at all its 10 Open Toll systems in 1st January 2020 and by April 2020, the entire PLUS highway (both Open Toll & Close Toll systems) will accept payment via RFID.
“We anticipate increase in demand of the RFID, especially among our daily highway customers, which is approximately around 1.7million drivers. With PLUS now offering RFID, the customer journey, which use to be from Juru to Damansara toll, has now been extended into city, KLCC for example and even to urban and sub-urban areas like Wangsa Maju or even Kajang. The journey will be seamless as there is interconnectivity between the intra and intercity highways,” explained Datuk Azman Ismail, Managing Director of PLUS Malaysia Berhad.
Datuk Azman adds that the move to expand the use of RFID on the PLUS highway meets the current need and expectation of today’s highway customers who demand smoother and hassle-free toll transaction and passage at toll plazas.
Although toll transactions via RFID is being introduced, toll payments using Touch ‘n Go card and SmartTAG will still be accepted to facilitate the migration of highway customers towards embracing RFID within this year.
To enable highway customers to use the RFID system for toll transactions, customers are advised to quickly install RFID Tag stickers at RFID Fitment Centres nationwide. PLUS highway customers may also visit RFID Fitment Centres provided by Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd for RFID Touch’ n Go stickers. The full list of the RFID Fitment Centres is available here.
To facilitate PLUS highway customers to install RFID Tag stickers on their vehicles, RFID Tag fitment centers will be opened at selected key rest and service areas (RSA) beginning 13 March.
Klang Valley/Central region
|1||Sungai Buloh Overhead Bridge Restaurant (Both bounds)||10:00 AM – 6:00 PMMonday to Sunday|
|2||Seremban RSA (Both bounds)|
|3||Ulu Bernam RSA (Southbound)||10:00 AM – 6:00 PMFriday, Saturday & Sunday|
|4||Tapah RSA (Both bounds)|
|5||Gopeng RTC at Simpang Pulai Layby|
|1||Ayer Keroh Overhead Bridge Restaurant (Both bounds)||10:00 AM – 6:00 PMFriday, Saturday & Sunday|
|1||Gunung Semanggol RSA (Northbound)||10:00 AM – 6:00 PMFriday, Saturday & Sunday|
|2||Gurun RSA (Both bounds)|
|1||Temerloh RSA (Both bounds) (LPT1)||10:00 AM – 6:00 PMFriday, Saturday & Sunday|
|2||Kuantan RSA (Both bounds) (LPT1)|
Meanwhile, a total of 173 RFID lanes (including 131 dedicated RFID lanes) will be opened at 83 toll plazas on PLUS highways from 1 April 2020