National Highway Authority has taken a big step. NHA has made M- Tags essential for all the vehicles travelling on motorways. The decision will be affected from January 1st, 2024.
This decision comes as fragment of the NHA’s ongoing efforts to make sure the effective operation of the motorway network in the country.
The M-Tag, a digital toll collection system, will be needed for all vehicles wishing to access Pakistan’s extensive motorway network, including important routes like the Peshawar-Islamabad-Lahore Motorway (M1), Pindi Bhattian-Multan Motorway (M4), Hakla-D.I. Khan Motorway (M14), Lahore-Abdul Hakeem Motorway (M3), Multan-Sukkur Motorway (M5), and Hassanabdal-Mansehra Expressway (E35).
From January 1st, 2024 onwards, vehicles entering the motorways without a valid M-Tag will face fines, stressing the NHA’s commitment and dedication to ensuring compliance with the new regulation.
To avoid any inconvenience, motorists are urged to complete their M-Tag registration before the deadline of December 31, 2023.
In light of the new regulation, the National Highway and Motorway Police (NHMP) and the NHA have issued several important advisories to motorists.
Firstly, drivers are encouraged to verify that their M-Tag registration process has been successfully completed to prevent any penalties.
Furthermore, as a measure to enhance safety during adverse weather conditions, motorists are strongly advised to use fog lights when traveling through dense fog. Additionally, individuals are urged to limit their travel on the motorways to only when it is absolutely necessary, especially during periods of reduced visibility due to fog.