MALAYSIAN ROAD USERS CAN HARDLY WAIT – OPEN PAYMENT SYSTEM AT LAST! BUT ONLY AT 5 HIGHWAYS FOR A START, SAYS MINISTER – ‘MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE PROPOSED SYSTEM IS TO BE TESTED FIRST … TO AVOID ANY PROBLEMS THAT WILL INCONVENIENCE USERS’
Open payment system at 5 highways for a start, says minister
Works Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi says the government wants to ensure the open toll payment system can function properly before it is expanded to other highways.
“Most importantly, the proposed system is to be tested first before it is fully implemented. This is to avoid any problems in the future that will inconvenience users,” he said via his official Facebook today.
Recently, Nanta announced that the open payment system, which allows users to pay tolls using debit and credit cards, would be implemented by in September at five highways.
Nanta said a team from the ministry’s development and privatisation division had been working on the open payment system since 2022.
He said the project took time to be implemented as it had to go through many processes, including refining and clarifying various technical, legal and financial aspects with the relevant parties.
He said the implementation of the open payment system and related matters came under the jurisdiction of the ministry.
“Therefore, I urge all parties to wait for announcements from the ministry regarding the list of alignments and highways that are ready to implement this open payment system to avoid confusion, misunderstanding and problems among users in the future,” he said.
“It will be determined after all engagement, technical, legal and financial processes have been agreed to by all the parties involved.”