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Beginning Jan 1, motorists can pay toll at 62 toll plazas along 24 highways using their radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags.

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

In a statement issued today, the Works Ministry said this was a move towards a "multi-lane free-flow system'' along highways to increase the quality of toll payment service.

“The test run for the RFID has been conducted at selected toll plazas since last year and received positive response from motorists. To date, the number of RFID users is more than 830,000," the statement said.

The ministry said the RFID would enable smoother traffic flow at toll plazas as motorists no longer have to stop to touch their card at the "reader". The process does not require batteries, unlike the SmartTAG.

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 the customer service centre or a top-up centre.

Visit here for further information on the RFID. — Bernama

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