Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. said all modular extension booths along the Manila-Cavite Expressway will stop serving cash transactions starting Aug. 15 this year.
The closure of the 10 extension lanes—five on the northbound lane and another other five at the southbound lane of Parañaque Toll Plaza—is part of a roadmap of CIC to convert all cash tollbooths into fully electronic lanes by the end of the year.
“We are determined to implement 100-percent electronic toll collection to help our government lessen the spread of COVID-19 by means of contactless transactions,” said CIC president and general manager Roberto Bontia.
“Going fully electronic would ensure physical distancing at our toll lanes, as there would no longer be interactions between motorists and tollbooth cashiers,” he said.
Bontia said that aside from contributing to nationwide efforts against COVID-19, the fully electronic toll roads would improve the economy through fast, safe and seamless movement of people and goods.
“Once our toll roads are fully electronic, motorists would no longer have to queue at tollbooths to pay. This will result to fast passage through toll lanes,” Bontia said.
Cavitex is set to complete its transition into full electronic by November, and motorists are reminded to avail of the Easytrip RFID (radio frequency identification) to avoid any inconvenience.
The Easytrip RFID sticker is free, and motorists would pay just the initial load of P500, which is consumable and non-expiring.
There is also the Easytrip Stick-It-Yourself RFID, an innovation from CIC’s partner, Easytrip Services Corp.
These products can be purchased 24/7 at customer service centers located before the northbound and southbond direction of Cavitex before the Paranaque toll plaza. These centers also offer RFID reloading services.
Purchases may also be made online via Shopee Mall.
Cavitex is a 14-kilometer expressway along Bacoor Bay from Roxas Boulevard in Parañaque City to Bacoor City and Kawit City in Cavite province.