The National Highways & Motorway Police (NHMP) has issued a stern final warning to vehicles without the mandatory M-Tag, setting a deadline for m-tags and imposing a ban on their entry to the motorways.
Travellers are strongly urged to ensure they acquire the necessary M-Tags for their vehicles as soon as possible. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a ban on entering motorways.
Deadline for M-Tags
The Motorway Police has set a crucial deadline, directing all vehicle owners to obtain their M-Tags by December 31, 2023. From January 1, 2024, any vehicle without an M-Tag will not only face a ban from entering motorways but will also be subject to fines.
This regulation applies to all major motorways, including the Islamabad-Peshawar M-1, Lahore-Abdul Hakeem M-3, Pindi Bhattian-Multan M-4, Multan-Sukkur M-5, Hakla-Dera Ismail Khan M-14, and Hasan Abdal-Mansehra Expressway E-35.
Of particular note is the fact that approximately 150,000 vehicles commute daily through the Islamabad-Lahore M-2 Motorway. Vehicles equipped with M-Tags can seamlessly pass through checkpoints, avoiding traffic congestion and facilitating smoother travel.
In a recent update to the M-Tag process, travelers are now required to submit their vehicle registration smart cards, replacing the previous reliance on computerized national identity cards (CNICs). To recharge their M-Tags, travelers can conveniently use the One Network App or M-Tag Point facilities.
The NHMP’s initiative aims to enhance road safety, security, and traffic management on the nation’s motorways. The implementation of the M-Tag system seeks to reduce congestion at toll plazas and ensure that all vehicles using the motorways are duly registered and compliant with the established regulations.
Travellers are advised to promptly adhere to these guidelines to avoid any inconvenience and penalties associated with the new M-Tag requirement, as per the NHMP’s announcement.