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Smart offer for tags

Wednesday December 26, 2007

PAGOH: A 10% discount and insurance coverage will be given to highway users who purchase Smart Tags from Feb 1, said Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

This means motorists will pay RM90 per unit instead of the present RM100.

Samy Vellu said that those who purchase the tags and Touch ‘N Go cards would also be provided a free insurance package for the loss or damage of the items.

“They will also be eligible for personal accident insurance worth RM10,000 and compensation for medical expenses worth RM2,000 for the period of one year from Etiqa Insurance and Takaful,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters at a press conference after the launch of the newly-refurbished southbound Pagoh rest stop along the North-South Expressway (NSE).

Samy Vellu said that the price reduction was decided upon after discussions between the Government, the highway concessionaires and Rangkaian Segar Sdn Bhd, the manufacturers of the Smart Tags and Touch ‘N Go cards.

“The price promotion and insurance scheme is one of the Government’s methods of encouraging the use of Smart Tags and reducing the traffic congestion at toll plazas,” he said.

He also said that the third lane between Seremban and Ayer Keroh on the NSE has been completed and is now open to motorists while the Rawang-Slim River stretch is expected to be ready before Chinese New Year next year.

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