NLEX toll plazas located in Valenzuela City will be able to collect toll fees once again. This was made possible after the City Government of Valenzuela and NLEX Corporation came to an agreement this morning.

Effective today, December 16, at 12:01 PM, the toll holiday imposed by the city will be lifted after Mayor Rex Gatchalian ordered the conditional lifting of the suspension on NLEX Corporation's business permit.

Both parties have mutually agreed on the following points in order for motorists to seamlessly travel along the expressway.

-All RFID lane barriers in Valenzuela City will be raised from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily, toll fees will be collected during these hours. The barriers will be down only from 10:01 PM to 4:59 AM in all RFID lanes for safety reasons.

-Reinstatement of cash lanes in strategic locations in the toll plazas in the city

-RFID system and account management upgrade to address growing consumer complaints to be completed on or before January 30, 2021

-Both parties have also agreed to create a technical working group (TWG) composed of city government and NLEX personnel who will continuously meet to innovate traffic and account management.

The Valenzuela City Government, as well as the NLEX Corporation, believe that this is the right direction to take in order to ease the burden of the riding public.

With NLEX Corporation set to resume operations in the city, Mayor Rex Gatchalian reminded NLEX Corporation that they have until the end of January to fix and improve their RFID system.

“By January 30, you are to finish the upgrade of your account management system to significantly reduce all the complaints. The ball is now in your court,” added Gatchalian.

Hopefully, traffic along NLEX in Valenzuela City will remain light even after the lifting of the toll holiday.