Five more highways have agreed to participate in the implementation of thefor toll collection, which begins in mid-September. This was announced by the Minister of Works Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi in a Facebook post. The five highways are:
- Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP)
- Western KL Traffic Dispersal System (Sprint)
- Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas)
- Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Expressway (MEX)
- smart tunnel
This brings the total number of roads involved in the open toll payment system to 11. Last week, Nanta had announced thatwould implement the system, which allows users to pay the toll through debit and credit cards.
The five initially mentioned are Sungai Besi Expressway (Besraya), Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH), New Pantai Expressway (NPE), Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) and Penang Bridge. This was later increased to six when PLUS announced that the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE).
In his post, Nanta said that debit/credit card toll payment terminals will be provided in one lane of the toll plaza, but did not elaborate. In its announcement last week, PLUS said that motorists who wish to use debit or credit cards to pay the tollin order to do it.
Nanta said that the implementation of an open toll payment system is one of the preparatory steps being taken for the transition totoll collection, of which it is scheduled to be operational on the Sungai Besi (Besraya) expressway by the end of October.
Separately, in a statement, the Highway Authority of Malaysia (LLM) said it welcomed the implementation of open toll payment and would work together with highway concessionaires to introduce the system, taking into account the entire system environment. of existing toll collection.