ETC for all highways
> Upgrades involve 177 toll plazas nationwide by next year
PETALING JAYA: All 31 highways nationwide will be fully upgraded to the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) by next year, said Malaysia Highway Concessionaires Association (PSKLM).
When it is implemented, motorists who pass the 2,288 toll lanes at 177 toll plazas nationwide will pay the toll using only their Touch ’n Go card or the SmartTag.
At present, PSKLM vice-president Sazally Saidi said 26 highways have already implemented the ETC system and come Nov 9, two more highways will implement the system.
The two highways are the DamansaraPuchong Expressway (LDP) and SenaiDesaru Expressway (SDE) in Johor involving a total of eight toll plazas.
The toll plazas involved are Penchala, Petaling Jaya Selatan, Puchong Barat, Puchong Selatan, Senai, Ulu Tiram, Cahaya Baru and Penawar.
“By next Wednesday, all the toll plazas in Klang Valley will have the ETC system,” Sazally said during a media briefing yesterday. He said the ETC system saw a steady increase in the use of Touch ’n Go cards or SmartTag devices.
“According to the data we have recorded, 93% of the 149 million are using the ETC system and this figure will increase when two more highways use the system beginning Nov 9,” he added.
As to LDP and SDE using the system starting next Wednesday, Sazally said both will give out a total of 76,000 Touch ’n Go cards to road users for free.
SmartTag will be sold at a promotional price of RM104.95 including GST at LDP and RM99 including GST at SDE.
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