All You Need To Know About M-Tag As Mandatory on Motorways

As per the decision of Lahore High Court from December 7, only M-Tag travellers will be allowed on motorways.

The National Highways and Motorways Police has announced a ban on entry of vehicles without M-tag on Motorway M2 from December 7 as per the decision of Lahore High Court.

A spokesman Motorway Police said in a statement that the decision would apply to all motorways joining the main Ravi Toll Plaza.

The LHC ruled on Friday that all vehicles traveling on the motorways must be M-tagged by December 7th to prevent any inconvenience particularly smog.

What is M-Tag in Pakistan?

M-Tag is a prepaid Radio Frequency Identification (RFI) chip that is installed to the vehicle’s windscreen at the right corner. When any vehicle passing through moterway toll plaza, the scanner installed at the toll plaza automatically scan the passing vahicle and automatically deducts money – no need to wait in long queues to pay the toll tax.

This system is being used in different countries including Dubai.

M-Tag registration Process

There is a booth / office for issuing M-tag at Ravi or Babu Sabu Toll Plaza, from where M-tags can be obtained.

Required Documents For M-Tag

  • Go to the nearest Toll Plaza with your CNIC, and mobile phone number for getting M-Tag.
  • The number plate must be on the vehicle to get the M-tag.

How to recharge the M-Tag chip?

  • There are now multiple ways to recharge M-tag:
  • All main toll plazas
  • All interchanges
  • Main service areas like Bhera, Kalarkahar, Nankana etc
  • Online payment modes like jazz cash, u paisa, easy paisa etc
  • And through app “one tag one network” available play store.

The FWO has developed a smart motorway app that lets you check your balance.

The benefits of M Tag chip

  • No need to wait in long queues to pay toll tax.
  • You can also pay e-challan from the m-tag balance.

It is worth mentioning here that for now M-Tag will be applicable only on Motorway M-2, but soon this facility will also be available on other Motorway Routes and Lahore Ring Road.

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