North-South Highway concessionaire PLUS will be implementing the RFID toll system along the stretch effective this Saturday at 10 pm.
This is in line with its plan to slowly phase out all other systems and move towards RFID in the coming months. It added that among the 83 booths from Penang to Johor, at least one will be using the radio frequency lane, this will be open to light vehicles only.
Currently, there are 1.5 million users using the RFID Touch N Go to pay their tolls, however, the number is marginal compared to 18 million light vehicle users registered.
To accelerate the signup, PLUS had called for a complete move to RFID from 15 January, but was delayed as many users needed time to adjust and transfer their balance from Touch N Go card to RFID, PLUS then decided to keep the other lanes open while kick-starting the RFID implementation.
Users are advised to start transitioning to RFID as this will be the de facto system in the near future, Touch N Go RFID stickers are on sale at RM35 at authorised installation centre nationwide.