The contactless toll payment system without queues or Multi-Lane Free Flow (MLFF) will soon be available on several Indonesian toll roads. Currently, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) is starting to install sensor poles.
The Head of the Toll Road Regulatory Agency (BPJT) of the PUPR Ministry, Danang Parikesit, said that the first installation of the MLFF gantry had been carried out on Jagorawi Toll Road KM 18+370 towards Ciawi on 19-20 October 2022.
While the second installation will be carried out on the JORR S KM33+635 Toll Road starting Sunday (23/10/2022) at 22.00 WIB until Monday (24/10/2022).
The trial plan for the contactless toll payment system or MLFF will be carried out in December 2022.
Danang said that the implementation of the contactless payment MLFF system is planned to be carried out in stages on several toll roads.
“For the initial stage of implementation, it begins with a transition period on several toll roads, where some of the substations at each toll gate can still use electronic toll cards,” said Danang in his statement, Monday (24/10).
Danang said that in the future, with the implementation of MLFF payment , toll roads will completely become freeways or there will be no more barriers at toll gates.
He said traffic on toll roads would be monitored with the support of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology.
“This gantry works by identifying all passing vehicles, then sending data to the center,” he said.
Danang explained, PT Hutama Karya (Persero) as the operator of the JORR S toll road section has coordinated with the Toll Road Regulatory Agency of the Ministry of PUPR and PT Roatex Indonesia Toll System (RITS), as MLFF implementer to ensure the work runs smoothly and safely.
He said some security officers and traffic management would be alerted. In addition, work safety signs according to standards are also prepared, including traffic control signs and hose lights.
“Traffic regulation in the form of lane closures will be carried out situationally at the discretion of the Police. Road users are advised to arrange travel times by paying attention to the work schedule and checking traffic conditions before traveling,” he said.
Danang continued, after being installed, a trial will be carried out on the two gantries on the Jagorawi and JORR S toll roads to ensure all equipment systems work properly.
“This gantry is equipped with a camera that uses software-based artificial intelligence (AI) technology,” he said.
Furthermore, the gantry will automatically check whether the vehicle is registered, has paid, and verified whether the vehicle has committed a violation or not.