FWO declares M-Tag compulsory for motorways trips

03:07 PM | 27 Mar, 2018
FWO declares M-Tag compulsory for motorways trips
LAHORE – Frontier Works Organization (FWO) has announced that it is compulsory for any commercial vehicle to have M-Tag for travelling on motorways.

FWO imposed a new rule for all public and commercial vehicles traveling on the Lahore-Islamabad motorway (M2) to install M-Tag sticker before 31st March 2018 and no vehicle will be allowed to enter M2 without M-Tag from 1st April.

M-Tag stickers can be issued by FWO booths at almost every entry or exit points of M2.

To get M-Tag driver’s need to have a valid license, Photo ID and vehicle’s registration documents.

M-Tag is a pre-paid RFID chip system that is read by the scanners installed at the toll booths. The scanner reads the balance and the location of the entry, and upon exit, the scanner on that booth deducts the appropriate amount.

Gradually, the M-tag will be used on motorways across the country. This step has been taken in accordance with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. The cars will be allowed to enter Motorway after clearance only. Moreover, M-tag will also help capture vehicles that are stolen or used for terrorism.