Trial period for RFID use on highways critical for later expansion, says Fadillah

Published on 23 Mar 2022 6:02:31 PM

The current implementation of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology at toll plazas along the North-South Highway (PLUS) is crucial to ensure that the system works efficiently before its usage is expanded, the Dewan Negara was told.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said that on Wednesday (March 23), and when replying to a supplementary question from Senator Datuk Razali Idris, who wanted to know whether the ministry would consider placing the SmartTag and RFID systems under a common lane as they are now separated, Fadillah said the suppliers for the two toll payment systems were different and as such the technology used was different.

Fadillah also said the government had asked Touch 'n Go Sdn Bhd to look into the possibility of making it cheaper in reply to the original question from Senator Muhammad Zahid Md Arip, added that the introduction of RFID was in line with the government’s plan to switch to the multi-lane free flow (MLFF) system by 2025.