Eh? Cannot Use Touch ‘n Go eWallet on the Plus Highway?

eh? cannot use touch ‘n go ewallet on the plus highway?Image Source: Fintech

A bunch of long weekends are coming up next week, which means that more and more people will be travelling to balik kampung, or to go on holiday.

But if you’re driving, you might want to hold off on adding more money into your Touch ‘n Go eWallet, because it apparently doesn’t work on the PLUS Highway!

Touch ‘n Go’s PayDirect for the eWallet helps you link up your Touch ‘n Go card with the app, and you can automatically reload the balance to pay without needing to manually reload at a kiosk or at a toll booth.

But PayDirect is only available for ‘open-system’ toll booths* like on:

  • LLB (Lingkaran Luar Butterworth)
  • JKSB (Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge
  • AKLEH (Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway)
  • DUKE (Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway)
  • GCE (Guthrie Corridor Expressway)
  • GRAND SAGA (Cheras-Kajang Expressway)
  • KESAS (Shah Alam Expressway)
  • KLK (Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway)
  • LATAR (Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway
  • LDP (Damansara-Puchong Expressway)
  • LKSA (Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway)
  • MEX (Maju Expressway)
  • NPE (New Pantai Expressway)
  • SILK (Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway)
  • SMART (Stormwater Management And Road Tunnel)
  • SPRINT (Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat)

*at an ‘open system’ toll, you pay a fixed amount at the booth.

For now, the only Plus Highway toll booth that accepts PayDirect is BSI (Bangunan Sultan Iskandar) in Johor.

It is expected to be implemented for ELITE, NKVE, SKVE, LEKAS and SDE soon, as well as for BKE (Butterworth Kulim Expressway), JPP (Jambatan Pulau Pinang), JTR (Jitra), KPS (Kempas), LINKEDUA (Malaysia-Singapore Second Link), and SPDH (Seremban Port Dickson Highway).

There is no word from the authorities that would suggest them adding the majority of the Plus Highway into the system.

To top it off, PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) announced recently that no Touch ‘n Go top-up service would be available at toll plazas next week.

So please top up your Touch ‘n Go cards early before embarking on your next roadtrip before you suffer the consequences. Your Touch ‘n Go card can be topped up at ATMs, R&R petrol stations, supermarkets, and self-service kiosks.

Remember, check the highway coverage on your eWallet app before you use it on a toll booth that may not let you through.