Highway users can pay toll with debit, or credit cards by September.admin_editor
The five highways involved are the Sungai Besi Expressway, New Pantai Expressway, Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway, Guthrie Corridor Expressway and the Penang Bridge.
Five highways will use an open payment system by September this year to allow users to pay toll using debit and credit cards, says Works Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi.
The highways are the Sungai Besi Expressway, New Pantai Expressway, Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway, Guthrie Corridor Expressway and the Penang Bridge.
“The implementation of this open payment system is one of the initial initiatives as a transition towards the multi-lane-fast flow (MLFF) system that is being actively worked on,” he said in a Facebook post.
According to Nanta, the MLFF proof of concept (POC) will be carried out before the end of October with the locations to be finalised soon.
He said the MLFF will be implemented in phases by the third quarter of 2024 at the latest.
Nanta said that through the implementation of MLFF and the open payment system, more opportunities would be made available to other e-wallet providers to participate, ending the Touch ‘n Go monopoly.
“Healthy competition will exist among industry players that will open up more options for highway users to make toll payments, thus providing them with convenience.
“I hope that this effort will receive the cooperation of all parties and provide comprehensive benefits to all, especially the people and highway users in this country,” he added.