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No More Toll Bars And Boom Gates By 2025 To Reduce Toll Plaza Traffic Congestion

No More Toll Bars And Boom Gates By 2025 To Reduce Toll Plaza Traffic Congestion

With the Multi-Lane Free Flow (MLFF) system, vehicles don’t need to stop to pay the toll.

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Traffic jam seems worse lately and the people getting stuck at tolls such as the RFID lanes do not help lessen the congestion.

In order to manage the increasing traffic problem, the Cabinet has agreed to create a multi-lane free flow (MLFF) toll collection system for highways in Malaysia.

According to Malay Mail, Works Minister Fadillah Yusof said this initiative will see toll bars and boom gates removed so vehicles don’t need to stop to pay tolls.

MLFF is a barrier-free toll system without toll booths and dedicated lanes. The system uses a gantry structure equipped with automated number plate recognition (ANPR) at specific locations.

Our goal is to achieve this by 2025. The next step is to negotiate with the concessionaires on this so that road users will have easier access to highways.

Works Minister Fadillah Yusof
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Traffic congestion at a toll plaza. Image: TRP File

In future plans, a command centre will be managed by the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) and it’ll need to be integrated with all municipalities or cities.

MLFF is one of the initiatives under the Work 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.

Another initiative under the master plan is the development of a vehicle weight scale (weigh-in-motion) to detect overloaded lorries that can cause congestion and road damage.

Free Malaysia Today reported that the ministry received an allocation of RM50 million and has installed scales on the road without the need for vehicles to enter the weighing centre.

The sensor automatically detects if a lorry is too heavy and legal action would be taken immediately against the vehicle owners or company.

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