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SMC Tollways is ready for the Holy Week

Additional scanners and staff are deployed

Make sure your RFID account has enough balance before driving out. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

The Holy Week exodus has begun, and so has the surge of people leaving the capital (and the country). There is an expected 10% increase in traffic on expressways, which is why SMC Tollways has already started taking additional measures to account for this.

All its expressways have additional ambulant tellers with handheld RFID scanners at tollbooth entry and exit points to ease congestion. What’s more, intensified patrols and emergency response measures are there for motorists in unfortunate situations.

Finally, all Autosweep desks and stations will see extended service hours for those who need to install RFID tags or top up their accounts. Ideally, one should do it before embarking on a journey, but it can also be done online.

The SMC-operated expressways are the following:

  • South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
  • Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR)
  • Skyway System
  • NAIA Expressway
  • Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX)

Have a safe and enjoyable Holy Week vacation.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.