The Ministry of Works (KKR) has recently announced that they will be gradually phasing out the Touch n’ Go (TnG) card and SmartTAG as payment options starting 2022 and it will be fully replace with RFID.
In the statement, KKR said this system will go live at toll plazas within the North-South Expressway between Juru in Penang and Skudai in Johor route, starting 15 January 2022.
However, the discontinuation of the TnG and SmartTAG options will be done in stages although the ministry did not provide the exact timeline in today’s announcement.
Meanwhile, KKR said this will allow more highways to set up more RFID lanes before they move on to the implementation of the Multi-Lane Free Flow (MLFF) toll system that allows vehicles to make payment at toll plazas without stopping.
Previously, PLUS had implemented the Automated Number Plate Recognition system between Hutan Kampung in Kedah and Sungai Dua in Penang as a test run.
While the system is not yet being implemented, it is best that you prepare yourself so as to not find yourself in an awkward situation of blocking the entire toll lane just before you do not have a RFID tag.
For drivers who do not have an RFID tag can obtain it through the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app, the Touch‘ n Go portal or an authorized marketing agent.
There are 39 RFID tag installation centers throughout Peninsular Malaysia currently and the number will be increasing to enable more users to obtain the tag.
If you already have a TnG RFID account, simply follow the steps below to obtain your RFID tag through the For users who already have a TNG RFID account, you can follow the steps below to get an RFID tag through the portal here.
- Click the “Buy TNG RFID Tag” button and click “Buy Now”.
- Log in using your TNG RFID Portal account.
- Fill in the shipping information and make the payment.
- For those of you who do not yet have a TNG RFID Portal account, you need to register a new account before you can make a purchase.
You can choose to install it yourself, or alternatively, if you are not feeling confident of putting it up on your own, you can always visit the nearest authorised fitment centres.