From May 2019, you won’t be allowed to travel via motorways if your car is not M-Tag registered with the Motorway Police. Besides, it saves a lot of time as you don’t have to wait in queues to pay the toll tax.
The main purpose of the change is to reduce the time wasted in several kilometer long queues at the toll plazas. It will also help digitize the whole process and make it a lot more smoother.
To avoid any inconvenience, take some time out and get your car registered. Here’s how you can do it.
- Visit your nearest motorway toll plaza
- Take your CNIC and vehicle registration book with you
- Go to the M-Tag registration booths on the left side of the toll plaza
- Give your details and get your car’s M-Tag ID
Note that there are no charges for this process and there is no minimum balance requirement. It is now a smooth process thanks to dedicated customer support agents at M-Tag service centers.
It is advised to place the M-tag registration at the top right corner of the front windscreen on the inside.
Balance Check and Recharge
As of now, the only way to check your balance is to use the motorways. Whenever you cross a toll plaza, you will be notified of your remaining balance via an SMS. More methods are expected to be initiated soon.
For your M-Tag ID, send mtag <space> CNIC and send to 9909.
There are numerous ways to recharge your M-Tag account.
You can get different scratch cards, Rs. 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 and 5000, from entry and exit points and service areas along the motorway.
To recharge, send the card number <space> M-Tag ID to 9909.
You can either visit a nearby Jazz Cash franchise or simply use Jazz Cash mobile wallet to recharge your account.
You can also recharge through FWO Smart Motorways official website. It supports Jazz Cash, Visa and Mastercard payments.
Smart Motorways Application
There are multiple options for recharge in the Smart Motorway Application. You can download the application for Android phones here.
M2 Drive-Through Centers
You can also get your M-Tag IDs recharged at drive-through centers at M-2.
Debit and credit cards are also accepted for M-Tag recharge.
For more information, you can call the M-Tag helpline number at 051-9270627.