Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, establishments are coming up with different ways to continue their business while limiting person-to-person transactions. This initiative is done to ensure the safety of every Filipino, as well as to help curb the further spread of the coronavirus.
A more convenient way of traversing expressways in the country
Grab Philippines is one with the country as it announces that it has provided cashless payment options with both Autosweep and Easytrip using GrabPay. Not only will this help Grab users avoid paying cash, but also reduce the chances of them getting a strike from the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB)’s three-strike policy which poses a Php 1,000 fine for violators.
“Our partnership with Autosweep and Easytrip is one of Grab’s initiatives to provide cashless payment options for Filipinos. With many livelihoods and industries relying on the transport of goods and services along major highways in the country every day, it is important to ensure the safety and health of drivers when they pay for transport fees,” said Country Lead for Grab Financial Group Philippines Erwin Yamsuan.
To get started, you should go to the ‘Bills’ category on the Grab app. Under the said category, you can select either Easytrip or Autosweep. Once you have chosen the RFID you want to reload, type in your RFID’s Account Number/Plate Number and the amount you want to add. The payment amount can range from Php 1 to Php 100,000.
Toll roads such as the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), C5 Link, Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway are under Easytrip which is managed by the Metro Pacific Toll Company (MPTC).
On the other hand, toll roads such as the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Metro Manila Skyway System, NAIA Expressway (NAIAX), Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX), Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR Tollway), and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) are under Autosweep managed by San Miguel Corporation (SMC).
Regularly top-up your RFID account to avoid getting a strike
In addition, GrabPay users can also pay for other bills from utility companies and government agencies. Some of these include Meralco, Maynilad, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Manila Water, SkyCable, Smart, Globe, and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
“We hope that providing more convenient payment methods with both Autosweep and Easytrip will give our motorists and their families more peace of mind, especially during these times,” added Yamsuan.
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