The Regulation on the Advanced Toll Payment System MLFF Has Been Officially Signed

Cisumdawwu Toll Road
Cisumdawwu Toll Road

The Indonesian government has taken a significant step towards modernizing its toll road system by launching Government Regulation Number 23 of 2024, which introduces the Multi Lane Free Flow (MLFF) system, a contactless, cashless toll collection method. This innovative system, inspired by Hungary’s approach, aims to streamline toll payments and reduce traffic congestion.

Triono Junoasmono, commonly known as Yongki, the Director of Toll Roads at the Directorate General of Highways of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR), emphasized that this regulation is a critical move to fast-track the implementation of MLFF.

He stated, “The MLFF involves advanced technology, and the government ensures that this technology will not diminish revenue. There should be no doubts about its reliability; it is guaranteed.”

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The push for MLFF comes after previous discussions highlighted concerns that the system might fail to secure the full revenue for Toll Road Business Entities (BUJT).

To address these worries, Article 67, Paragraph 4, Point A of the new regulation clearly states that the minister overseeing the MLFF system will ensure that business entities receive all toll revenues from every vehicle that uses the toll roads.

Currently, the MLFF system is under thorough internal evaluation between Roatex Indonesia and the Ministry of PUPR. Yongki mentioned that the trial phase is scheduled to resume within the year.

“We haven’t set a date for commercialization yet, but our hope is to restart the trials this year, initially at Bali Mandara,” he explained.

This regulation signifies the government’s commitment to adopting cutting-edge technology to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Indonesia’s toll road infrastructure.

As the trials progress and the system proves its reliability, it is expected to transform the way tolls are collected, providing a smoother experience for all road users.