By Alithea De Jesus
With the surge of demand for RFID in compliance with the mandate of the Department of Transportation under the Department Order No. 2020-012, that will require expressway users to pay their toll using contactless payment systems via automated transactions, this has caused a lot of motorists unnecessary inconveniences and others revealed their horrible experience by waiting in line for up to 10 hours just to secure RFID.
As the November 30 deadline draws near, Araneta City made it easier for those who have not secured their RFID yet by welcoming more people who are interested in having an Easytrip RFID sticker installed on their vehicles for free this coming November 18 and 19.
Furthermore, Araneta City made it easier because interested individuals will just need to bring their vehicles to Araneta City and park at either Gateway Mall or Ali Mall parking areas starting 10AM. Easytrip RFID stickers will be installed based on a first come, first serve basis. However, there is an allocation of 200 RFID stickers distributed per mall per day.
After parking, individuals can then proceed to the Easytrip booth located at Gateway Mall Basement Parking 1 and Ali Mall Cinema Level 3 and fill-out the form available in the said booths and online. After completing the form, individuals can then present it to the Easytrip representative who’ll proceed to conduct a short interview and assess their vehicle. After this, they can pay for the ₱500 initial load before accompanying the Easytrip representative to their vehicle for the installation and testing of the RFID sticker.
Before this, Araneta City successfully held a similar event last October 20 and 21. Around 800 Easytrip RFID stickers were installed over the two days, and with these two additional dates being made available, 800 more RFID stickers can be further distributed.
With the Free Easytrip RFID sticker installation, vehicle owners can enjoy contactless and cashless travels in North Luzon Expressway, Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, CAVITEX, C5 Link, and the Cavite-Laguna Expressway.
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