All NSE toll plazas go fully-electronic next week


KUALA TERENGGANU: All transactions at toll plazas along the North-South Expressway (NSE) will be fully electronic effective April 26.

PLUS chief executive officer Mohammad Fuad Khusairi said the implementation of the fully-electronic system will involve 71 remaining manual toll plazas between Juru and Skudai on the NSE.

"This means no more cash transactions will be carried out at toll plazas and motorists have to use electronic cards, either PLUSMiles, Touch 'n Go or SmartTAG to pay the toll," he said in a statement here yesterday.

With the implementation, all toll plazas on PLUS-operated expressways, including on the Penang Bridge, the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway, the ELITE, the NKVE, the Federal Highway Route 2 (FHR2), the Seremban-Port Dickson Expressway and the Linkedua Expressway will be fully electronic.

Fuad said 92 per cent of highway users are now paying toll electronically.

"Our SmartTAG and Touch 'n Go lanes are capable of handling 600 to 1,000 transactions per hour as compared to 180 transactions on cash lanes.

"Hence, highway users, especially those using the 71 plaza tolls between Juru and Skudai, are advised to get their electronic cards ready as soon as possible," he added -- BERNAMA