KUALA LUMPUR: The government decided to kick off the open toll payment system at only five highways to ensure that the system can function properly before it is expanded to other highways.
Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said although several more concession companies had shown interest to participate in the open payment system, the government did not want to be too ambitious and hasty in implementing it.
“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 on Friday (March 24).
Recently, Nanta announced that the open payment system, which allows users to pay tolls using debit and credit cards, would be implemented by this September at five highways. – The Star