The Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) has revealed the list of toll plazas on PLUS’ highway network that will be getting additional RFID lanes. The decision to allow extra lanes was made after Works Minister Alexander Nanti Linggi had a discussion with LLM, PLUS and Touch ‘n Go.
According to the official statement released this afternoon, both LLM and PLUS have identified the issues raised and have decided to add 12 RFID lanes on the highway toll plazas at the following locations:
- 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
PLUS has given its commitment to complete the additional RFID lanes latest by April 2023. LLM said it appreciates the support from the highway concessionaire and users in increasing the operations at the toll plazas. It reminded users to do the following for a smoother journey:
- Ensure sufficient eWallet balance for RFID lane users
- Ensure the Touch ‘n Go card has sufficient balance for both SmartTAG and Touch ‘n Go lane users
- Ensure the right lane for the preferred mode of payment is used for both entry and exit at the toll plazas
As we’ve highlighted repeatedly, the North-South Expressway (NSE) uses a closed-toll system where the total toll rate is calculated based on the entry and exit point. A penalty charge will be imposed when you exit the highway if the toll system could not detect your entry point. Therefore, if you’ve entered the highway using RFID, you must also exit the highway using RFID. Similarly, if you have multiple TNG cards in your car, you should also enter and exit the highway by tapping the same card at the toll plaza to avoid penalty.
Take note that PLUS still doesn’t support PayDirect, a feature which allows you to deduct toll fare from eWallet when you tap your physical TNG card. Therefore, you should ensure that you’ve topped up the physical card balance before you start your journey.
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