Yes, peeps, it’s true. If you ever use the SKVE (South Klang Valley Expressway) and need to reload your Touch n’ Go card, you’d better have RM30 with you.
This is because the minimum reload for the smart card will be increased to RM30 starting tomorrow (Wednesday, 1st March).
The general manager of the Operations and Maintenance Department Zainal Alam Kamaruzzaman explained that the move was enforced to reduce congestion.
He further expressed:
“We made the decision as we wanted the public to have a sufficient amount of money when they go through toll booths. It would also lessen the congestion as users would not have to queue to top up their Touch n’ Go cards every day.”
He reiterated that the RM30 minimum top-up will only be applicable at the toll booths on the SKVE. “RM10 top-ups can still be done at the Touch n’ Go sale counters,” he continued.
Zainal also said that the minimum top-up rate of RM30 will be implemented to other highways in the near future. When the system comes operation, it will be announced by the Malaysian Association of Highway Concession Companies (PSKLM).
The SKVE is a 51 kilometre highway leading to Kajang, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Banting, Bandar Saujana Putra, Teluk Panglima Garang, Carey Island, and Pulau Indah
Source: Harian Metro.