News | March 24, 2020

COVID-19: PLUS Defers RFID Implementation On Its Highways, As Well As On LPT2 In The East Coast

PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) Closed Toll systems RFID launch planned for 1st April 2020, will be postponed. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and personal health of PLUS employees and highway customers are of paramount importance. Hence, all testing and progressive work is halted under the “Movement Control Order (MCO).

All work to fully complete RFID readiness on PLUS-operated highways will resume once the Government’s MCO is lifted. Upon completion, all 83 PLUS and 10 LPT2 (East Coast) Closed System toll plazas will be equipped with RFID facilities.

“At PLUS, we believe the MCO as an important move to protect the health, safety and well-being of not just our employee but all Malaysians from the threat of Covid-19. Based on this principle, we have decided to defer the launch of RFID payment system on PLUS and LPT2 highways to a new date upon the lifting of the MCO,” said PLUS Managing Director, Datuk Azman Ismail.

PLUS also takes this opportunity to urge the public to adhere to the MCO and to remain at home in order to help flatten the spread of Covid-19 and more crucially to protect one’s health and family’s wellbeing.

COVID-19: Implementation of RFID Tol Tape On PLUS & LPT2 Leave
PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) has to postpone the implementation date of the toll collection system using RFID at all closed system toll plazas at the PLUS and LPT2 Expressway scheduled for April 1 next. During the outbreak of the Covid-19 outbreak, the safety and health of PLUS staff including highway customers was a priority. Therefore, all progressive tests and work related to the system are temporarily halted under the "Motion Control Order" (MCO).

All preparations to ensure RFID setup at all PLUS operating highways will resume immediately after the expiry of the Motion Control Order. When completed, all 83 toll systems closed on the PLUS highway and 10 toll plazas on LPT2 (East Coast Highway 2) will be equipped with toll payment facilities using RFID.

“At PLUS, we believe that the Movement Control Order is an important step to safeguard the health, safety and well-being of not only our employees but all Malaysians from the risk of Covid-19. Based on this principle, we have decided to reschedule the implementation of toll payments through RFID on the PLUS Highway and LPT2 to a new date to be announced after the completion of this directive, ”said PLUS Managing Director Datuk Azman Ismail.

PLUS would also like to remind all of our customers to continue to obey the Enforced Movement Control Order and stay home to curb the spread of Covid-19, for personal and family safety.

Source: PLUS Malaysia Berhad