Here’s some exciting news that’ll make your driving experience even more convenient. Starting September 2023, you can say goodbye to fumbling for your Touch ‘n Go card or keeping your fingers crossed that your SMART Tag has enough battery or desperately searching for a toll booth with the exact amount of change in your car. Why? Because soon you can pay tolls using your trusty debit or credit card at 12 major highways across Malaysia. How cool is that?

These are the 12 highways that’ll be accepting card payments:

  • Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
  • Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
  • Sungai Besi Expressway (BESRAYA)
  • New Pantai Expressway (NPE)
  • Penang Bridge (JPP)
  • Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE)
  • Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP)
  • Western Kuala Lumpur Traffic Dispersal Scheme (SPRINT)
  • Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS)
  • SMART Tunnel
  • Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Expressway (MEX)
  • Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE)

With this new payment option, not only will it save you the hassle of worrying if you have enough balance, but it’ll also contribute to a smoother traffic flow. There’s also the added perk of collecting reward points or cashback on your credit card while you zoom through the tolls.

On 15 June, Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi also announced plans for an open payment system at the Alam Damai Toll Plaza during the second phase inauguration of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Motorway (SUKE). The open payment system is essential to implementing a Multi-Lane Free Flow (MLFF) toll collection system.

Minister Nanta added that the administration will gradually implement the MLFF system by next year. MLFF eliminates boom barriers and allows toll plazas to collect tolls continuously. It is predicted that the transition will occur in stages, with the final implementation occurring in the third quarter of 2024.

Cashless toll payments and the ultimate introduction of the MLFF system are indicative of the government’s ongoing attempts to improve efficiency and convenience for motorists travelling on major highways.

Happy and safe driving, everyone!