Looks like it will be soon before all PLUS toll plazas refuse cash. If you’re thinking free toll, no, it’s out with the cash and in with the cards, and the first step is already in place. PLUS has announced that all toll transactions at Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plazas will be conducted electronically via PLUSMiles cards, Touch n Go cards or SmartTAGs, starting from September 1.
It is said to be part of an initiative to facilitate smoother passage. “This is part of our efforts to promote electronic toll collection system which is easier and more comfortable,” said Datuk Noorizah Hj Abd Hamid, MD of PLUS. An all-electronic toll system is already in place at Perling on the Secondlink Highway and Kempas on the NSE since January 2014.
As such, PLUS is urging cash paying motorists passing through both Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plazas on Federal Highway Route 2 (Subang-Klang) to migrate to cards ASAP.
To facilitate easier purchase and reload of PLUSMiles and Touch n Go cards, PLUS will open up drive through counters at the two toll plazas beginning July 19. There will also be preloaded RM5 PLUSMiles Touch n Go cards on sale at a promotional rate of RM5 from August 18 till November 31.
And as sweetener, PLUS will be offering 30% toll rebate for Class 1 users who pay electronically at off peak hours (that’s from 10am to 4pm and 10pm to 6am) at both toll plazas September 1 till December 31, 2014.
This writer isn’t against the move, but has one question: what about those who pay cash because they need receipts? Will PLUS introduce a system for issuance of receipts for TnG payment at the all-electronic toll plazas? What do you think of this move?