Multi-lane free flow toll system to be introduced in Malaysia by 2025 to reduce congestion at toll plazas

Multi-lane free flow toll system to be introduced in Malaysia by 2025 to reduce congestion at toll plazas

The works ministry has reiterated it will introduce a multi-lane free flow (MLFF) toll system in Malaysia by 2025 to reduce congestion at toll plazas. The barrier-free tolling system utilises a gantry structure without designated booths or lanes, with toll payments collected via radio-frequency identification (RFID) that works together with an automated number plate recognition (ANPR) system.

In a report by NST, senior works minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the proposal had been approved by the Cabinet. He added that with the MLFF system, vehicles would no longer need to queue or stop to pay for toll, as is the case now with current payment methods (Touch ‘n Go card, SmartTAG and RFID).

“The next step is to negotiate with all the toll concession companies on how it will be implemented so as to provide convenience to highway users. After that, we will look into how to integrate the MLFF system where we will establish a command centre managed by the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) that needs to be integrated with all municipalities or cities,” said Fadillah.

The MLFF system is one of the initiatives under the works ministry’s Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Master Plan 2019-2023, which was developed to improve the safety of road users and drive the development of IPS applications in the country.

The idea of implementing a MLFF system in Malaysia is nothing new and has been brought up several times in the past. In 2009, the government said the system was being trialled and that a proposal would be readied by the end of the year. Later in 2015, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) began proof of concept of a MLFF system at a site owned by Technology Park Malaysia.

More recently in September last year, Green Packet announced that it would run its MLFF proof of concept on the Besraya Highway from early 2022. A few years before that, the Malaysian Association of Highway Concession Companies (MAHCC) said in 2019 that all highways across the country transition to a MLFF system in the next three years when RFID toll collection is implemented at all toll plazas nationwide.

The use of RFID for a MLFF system is deemed to be more efficient, Fadillah said in a report from March this year. “The infrared technology used for SmartTag devices has not been proven in the implementation of the MLFF system, compared to the RFID technology which has been widely adopted by developed countries that have implemented the toll collection system,” he said at the time.

“The implementation of the RFID technology is in line with the government’s aim to introduce the MLFF toll collection system using the RFID technology and it is expected to be fully implemented by 2025,” he added in a reply to a question by Sabak Bernam MP Datuk Mohd Fasiah Mohd Fakeh in the Dewan Rakyat.

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Comments

  • Lanhb on Oct 06, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Wonder how many more cars would have been on the streets by then…

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    • TopsyBoxyTurvy on Oct 06, 2022 at 12:06 pm

      The procurement proses shud folo AES speed camera, UKSB work permit & kapal LCS projeks… Make sure there are multiple layers of kroni & politik linked companies during korup BN Umno ruling. So that every1 can makan

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      • Not Toyota Fan on Oct 06, 2022 at 1:10 pm

        Songlap budaya politik kito

        Kroni di utamakan
        Rakyat di ketepikan
        Janji politician & kroni kaya raya
        Syukur Malaysia Aman

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        • Kapten Amerika on Oct 06, 2022 at 6:50 pm

          Kritik budaya rakyat Mesia

          Buat komplen
          Xbuat pon komplen
          Dah kansel lagi komplen
          Bagi free lagi la nak komplen
          Syukur Mesia masih aman bagi komplen mcm bodo

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          • Kapten on Oct 09, 2022 at 3:32 pm

            Kapten Amerika ini bodoh juga sebab post komplen juga.

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  • ehadamanatu on Oct 06, 2022 at 10:25 am

    enter city also put some tolls… too many vehicles… toll need to be done by emission… more emission… more toll fare

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    • Squid on Oct 06, 2022 at 10:38 am

      So EV’s no need pay toll la kan

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      • EV buyers sacrifice themselves with a longer charging time and shorter range, and more often than not, above average car prices just to save the environment.

        Having said that, tolls are not collected in malaysia for greening anything, they are used for maintenance of the roads and control of traffic flow. It may be different in countries elsewhere though.

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    • Habibu on Oct 06, 2022 at 11:30 am

      Dumb suggestion

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      • Kapcai on Oct 06, 2022 at 12:26 pm

        I that UK is using road toll based on carbon footprint. EV toll free

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  • Abandoned Fate on Oct 06, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Tolls won’t solve traffic problems in KL. Take singapore and UK for example. Already have Congestion charges but still super jam

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    • Not really. The jam in KL is v much worst than Singapore. At least Singapore has a v efficient public transport compares to KL.

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  • nearly 30 years behind the little red dot, but hey… better late than never as they say

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  • Dong Gor on Oct 06, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Tngo, smart tag, nfc, then this. Really moving step by step towards something that is already available 10 yrs ago somewhere else. And be reminded each of this steps requires money from end users… Rm 20 x berjuta juta users. Commission 0.5% for each already have wealth like ah jib

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  • Kevin Lim on Oct 06, 2022 at 11:58 am

    We r late by at least 20yrs in technology….compare Singapore

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  • seancorr on Oct 06, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    2025? I think 2030 more like it and it’s not gonna solve the bottleneck jams that occur directly after the toll.

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  • alldisc on Oct 06, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    Every year for the past 15 years we put more than half a million new cars on the road. Total of more than 7 million units. That’s like average of 1,600 cars every day. Or 16k in every 10 days.

    We can plan this and that. Building new highways and widening roads to accommodate more cars. But thats all for short term solutions. Roads will still get congested.

    The key to solve the heavy road jams are
    1. How to reduce the number of cars in the cities.
    2. How to regulate them.

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  • newme on Oct 06, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    “compared to the RFID technology which has been widely adopted by developed countries that have implemented the toll collection system,” he said at the time.”

    Orang lain pakai sistem RFID apa? Ko pakai RIFD jenis apa?

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  • 4G63T DSM on Oct 06, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    We are real champions in using a solution to create a new problem.

    This should have been done since day 1. Now we have a whole mess of TNG, RFID with none of them integrated and working well.

    Until now, they can’t stock up on the new NFC TnG cards. Such a simple thing but still mess up.

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  • Don’t you see the traffic jam are caused by crisscrossed junctions, sharp corners and traffic light with 0 intelligent? Why can’t we redesign some junction and road? And implement smart traffic light?

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    • Agree with you.
      We suffered a lot from this nightmarish hiway design especially in KL.
      Simpang gunting or criss cross road junction are our highway maker specialty..

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  • Traffic jam ah? Why not implement a road hogging act? Like road hogging then kena saman rm300. Highways will be smoother a lot. Since these days many assholes hogging the road like their fathers own the whole thing. Crazy go 70kph in middle lane

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  • Concered User on Oct 07, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    There is no rational or justification to change as TnG syatem is familiar/widely used. What is the actual motive and related political agenda involved? Ringgit value is dropping and no Toll Smart Genius can forward any logical recommendation to support the ringgit from decline.

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  • Sukahati on Oct 08, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Or can follow DAP….. Money gone….. Land taken….. Tunnel missing.

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