Cash users of the SPRINT Highway will need to get themselves a Touch ‘n Go or PLUSMILES payment card this week, as the cash lanes will be replaced by automatic toll booths. The new electronic toll collection system is set to be implemented at 12pm on 2nd March 2016.
All road users will only be able to pay concessions using their Touch ‘n Go or PLUSMILES card. The shift to a cashless system will hopefully see a smoother procession at the toll plaza that’s usually jam-packed with vehicles forming long queues at the cash lanes.
In early January this year, 10 toll plazas on four highways around the Klang Valley made the shift to a fully electronic system. The Association of Highway Concessionaires Malaysia (PSKLM) hopes to gradually shift all tolls to this system.
So if you drive a lot, be sure to keep your Touch ‘n Go or PLUSMILES card topped up. And if you don’t have a card, go get one as soon as possible! Otherwise you might be stuck at a toll booth and probably cause a massive traffic jam.
If you want an even smoother journey, you should get a SmartTAG. The device is an automatic payment system which allows you to drive through a toll booth and make your payment without stopping the car. The device is scanned at the booth and the appropriate amount is deducted from your card that is attached to the SmartTAG. For more information, touchngo.com.my.
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