Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd op­posed to sur­charge

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KUALA LUMPUR: Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd (TNGSB) is tak­ing a se­ri­ous view of con­sumers’ con­cerns about the im­po­si­tion of a 10 per cent sur­charge at some park­ing lots.

Its cor­po­rate sales, mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions divi­sion head, Aina Ab­dul­lah, said it sup­ported the “no sur­charge fee” busi­ness model and was con­duct­ing ne­go­ti­a­tions with park­ing op­er­a­tors, build­ing own­ers and in­ter­ested par­ties to waive the sur­charge.

“This ef­fort has re­sulted in the es­tab­lish­ment of nearly 20 park­ing sites that pro­vide cash­less ser­vices with­out sur­charge,” she said.

“While this is a small num­ber, TNGSB will con­tinue to en­cour­age cur­rent and fu­ture part­ners to pro­vide Touch ‘n Go ser­vices with­out im­pos­ing ad­di­tional fees.

“While cash is still the pre­ferred method of pay­ment at many park­ing sites, some own­ers and op­er­a­tors have also cho­sen to adopt the Touch ‘n Go sys­tem as it pro­vides a safe and con­ve­nient method of pay­ment for cus­tomers.”

She said the in­stal­la­tion of a Touch ‘n Go sys­tem at park­ing sites of­ten in­volved sev­eral par­ties, in par­tic­u­lar the park­ing op­er­a­tor, build­ing owner and sys­tem in­te­gra­tor.

“Nat­u­rally, the costs of in­stal­la­tion, sys­tem in­te­gra­tion and on­go­ing main­te­nance are of con­cern to all par­ties in­volved.

“The sur­charge is a cost re­cov­ery mech­a­nism mu­tu­ally agreed on by park­ing op­er­a­tors, build­ing own­ers, sys­tem in­te­gra­tion ven­dors, and Touch ‘n Go to en­sure that this con­ve­nient al­ter­na­tive is avail­able to cus­tomers.

“TNGSB pro­motes a ‘no sur­charge fee’ busi­ness model.

“How­ever, the model’s suc­cess­ful im­ple­men­ta­tion re­quires the co­op­er­a­tion of all par­ties con­cerned.

“TNGSB con­tin­ues to wel­come sug­ges­tions and feed­back in its ef­fort to nur­ture an ecosys­tem that pro­vides a con­ve­nient and cost ef­fec­tive cash­less so­lu­tion for the pub­lic.”

Park­ing lots with Touch ‘n Go sys­tems that do not im­pose a sur­charge fee are at:

BANK Ne­gara head­quar­ters (Medan Ku­pang)

BANK Ne­gara Sasana Ki­jang WISMA MBSA, Shah Alam WISMA SPS, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bin­tang

KTM Sta­tion Shah Alam (Sec­tion 19) NO. 136 Jalan Am­pang

SUBANG Sky Park

LEGOLAND, Nusa­jaya, Jo­hor EAST Coast Mall, Kuan­tan, Pa­hang

THE Mines, Seri Kem­ban­gan KOMPLEKS Mu­tiara, Jalan Ipoh SETIA City Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, Shah Alam

SHAFTSBURY Square, Cy­ber­jaya

BIDARA Ser­vice Apart­ments, Jalan Sul­tan Ismail

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL Med­i­cal Univer­sity, Bukit Jalil

SS23, Ta­man SEA, Pe­tal­ing Jaya

MENARA Pru­den­tial, Jalan Imbi VIVA Res­i­dency, Jalan Ipoh (will be launched in June 2017)

KUALA Lumpur City Hall street park­ing (Ta­man Tun Dr Ismail, Sen­tul, Desa Sri Har­ta­mas, Bangsar etc.)

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.touch­ngo.com.my, @MyTouch­nGo via Face­book and Twit­ter, SMS TNG <your in­quiry> SEND to 36266, email care­line@touch­ngo.com.my or con­tact the Touch ‘n Go Care­line at 03-27148888.

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