Some motorists suffered to line up to install an RFID sticker on the NAIA Expressway and complained about the lack of a system. Meanwhile, heavy traffic flow greeted the first day of the digital cashless system on the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and complaints to RFID assailants.
In a report by Saleema Refran on GMA News “24 Oras” on Tuesday, some motorists expressed their grievances because they suffered for several hours in the queue and found out that there was still a limit or cut-off for the RFID installation.
“Wala naman po talagang sistema. Dapat kanina pa sila nagbigay ng papel diyan para kung ano dumating na ‘yung sticker, di ba naka-fill up na,” said Dennis Kreisher a driver.
“Hindi mamayang pagdating doon ‘tsaka lang magbibigay ng papel, tapos magsasabi sila na may cut-off pa. Papaano naman po ‘yun?” he added.
Another motorist complained of his time being wasted due to the installation.
“Nasayang na po ‘yung mga oras namin. Tsaka ‘yung may mga lakad pa kami hindi namin napuntahan,” said Oliver Badillo.
Senior citizen Philip Zabala said he went to several installation stations just to install the sticker.
Motorists complain RFID installation on NAIA Expressway has no system
“Hirap na hirap na ho kami, wala ho kaming trabaho. Sana marami silang option na ibinibigay na ano, na paraan. Hindi ‘yung, biruin niyo ‘yung pila niyan ang haba-haba,” he lamented.
There are other stickering sites in SLEX but they could only accommodate 100 for walk-ins like gasoline stations.
Others make an online appointment.
According to the San Miguel Corporation, which manages SLEX, NAIA Expressway, STAR toll, and TPLEX, vehicles without RFID stickers can still pass because there are one to three lines in the toll plaza that will still accept cash payment.
There is also on-the-spot RFID stickering on another line.
The transfer to the digital cashless system began this December 1 through January 11.
Starting January 12, those who still do not have RFID stickers who mistakenly enter the toll lane for those with RFID will be fined P2,000.