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Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) will be implemented at 10 toll plazas on January 13. The toll plazas are located on the Maju Expressway (MEX), New Pantai Expressway (NPE), Cheras-Kajang Highway (Grand Saga) and the Kemuning Shah Alam Expressway (LKSA). Only PLUSMiles cards, Touch ‘n Go cards and SmartTags will be accepted by ETC.

The specific toll plazas are:

  • Salak Selatan (MEX)
  • Putrajaya (MEX)
  • Seri Kembangan (MEX)
  • PJS2 (NPE)
  • PJS5 (NPE)
  • Pantai Dalam (NPE)
  • Batu 9 (Grand Saga)
  • Batu 11 (Grand Saga)
  • Sri Muda (LKSA)
  • Alam Impian (LKSA)

This is part of the Association of Malaysian Highway Concessionaires plan to have all 21 toll plazas in the Klang Valley going cashless by the end of 2016. According to association president Datuk Zainudin A. Kadir, electronic toll lanes are able to process 1,000 transactions per hour, compared to 360 per hour at manual toll booths, helping to ease congestion at toll plazas.

It would be a good thing for Klang Valley highway users to top-up their Touch ‘n Go cards today, and check the battery in their SmartTags. Enabling the Touch ‘n Go facility in the MyKad would also be a good idea, as a back-up.