Manila offers drive-thru RFID installation this weekend
MANILA, Philippines — Manila residents may install the radio frequency identification (RFID) stickers on their vehicles through a drive-thru site at the Kartilya ng Katipunan City of Manila this weekend, the city government said Thursday.
The drive-thru site is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Oct. 31, Saturday until November 1, Sunday.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s chief of staff Cesar Chavez shared the map as a guide for motorists who plan to have stickers installed on their vehicles.
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In an online press briefing on Wednesday, Moreno said the installation site is only for “class one vehicles only” like sports utility vehicles and passenger vans.
Moreno said they launched an RFID drive-thru site to prevent long lines of motorists availing stickers at toll gates, which may cause traffic congestion.
“Mayroon pong magaganap na drive-thru installation ibig sabihin mababawasan natin yung mahahabang pila sa mga toll gate na nabanggit at magaganap dito sa Kartilya sa may park,” the mayor said.
(We launched a drive-thru installation meaning this will lessen the long lines at the toll gates and the installation will be done at the Kartilya near the park.)
Moreno also noted that the local government coordinated with North Luzon Expressway, Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway, Cavitex (Manila–Cavite Expressway) and Cavite-Laguna Expressway to establish the drive-through site.
The Department of Transportation required motorists to attach RFID stickers on their cars for the implementation of cashless toll collections on toll roads, which is aimed to avoid traffic congestion.
The mandatory cashless toll was moved from November 2 to December 1 after some motorists revealed that they have yet to install the said stickers.
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