DUKE joins 11 other freeways in implementing open toll payment system – second location for MLFF POC – paultan.org

The Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) is the latest expressway established to implement a open toll payment system, which is expected to start in September this year. This is according to works minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, who also said in a recent Facebook post that there are now 12 highways that will implement the system. The list includes:

  • Sungai Besi Expressway (BESRAYA or E9)
  • New Pantai Expressway (NPE or E10)
  • Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Expressway (AKLEH or E12)
  • Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE or E35)
  • Penang Bridge (E36)
  • Butterworth–Kulim Expressway (E15)
  • Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP or E11)
  • SPRINT motorway (E23)
  • Shah Alam Expressway (E5)
  • SMART Tunnel (E38)
  • Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Expressway (MEX or E20)
  • Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE or E33)

With the open toll payment system, motorists will be able to use debit or credit cards at specific terminals set up at toll plazas to pay the toll. PLUS announced last month that motorists who wish to use debit or credit cards to pay the toll must use radio frequency identification (RFID) lanes to do so.

Nanta had also previously said that the implementation of an open toll payment system is one of the preparatory steps for the transition towards multilane fast flow toll collection (MLFF). Referring to their recent statement, DUKE has been chosen as the second location for proof of concept (POC) implementation after the BESRAYA evaluate the MLFF system before it is implemented on all roads in Malaysia.

“As we all know, the implementation of the open toll payment system is an initial preparation for the transition to the MLFF system, before it is fully implemented in phases by the third quarter of 2024,” Nanta said in a report from Bernama.

“It is hoped that this effort will provide an opportunity for the government, the concession companies and the parties involved to identify and solve all the problems that may hinder the smooth implementation of the MLFF system in the future,” he added.

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