Green Packet in 1st MLFF toll system project

by AZALEA AZUAR / pic by TMR FILE

GREEN Packet Bhd and FETC International Co (FETCi) will run Malaysia’s first-ever Multi Lane Free Flow (MLFF) tolling system proof of concept (PoC) on Malaysian highways.

The MLFF PoC will be installed at Besraya KM5.5 (North Bound) and is scheduled for data collection for three months starting early 2022.

This MLFF PoC is in line with the Ministry of Work’s Intelligent Transport System (ITS) blueprint which aims to make Malaysia a congestion-free highway state through better traffic infrastructure.

Green Packet would be funding, bringing local insights and expertise in fintech payments while FETCi will be providing the front-end equipment and expertise in MLFF implementation.

With its aim to prove and validate the feasibility of MLFF, the data collected from the PoC during the three months would be shared with authorities and stakeholders, where it is valuable for eventual rollout to Malaysian highways in tandem with the government’s decision for smoother traffic.

Green Packet ED Shukor Karim said the tolling gantry is very much in line with the government’s continuous efforts for better transport infrastructure, smoother traffic flow and less congestion.

“We look forward to making this a reality and to continue working with the government in advancing Malaysia’s digitalisation forward,” said Shukor.

FETCi MD Dr Yongchang Chang believed this is the right step for Malaysia to implement this project and he is also confident with the results.

“MLFF tolling systems have been proven to dramatically improve traffic flow. This system has seen resounding success in several other Asian countries, such as Singapore.

“We are confident this PoC will produce positive results and move Malaysia’s infrastructure modernisation forward in the right direction,” he said.

The ultra-efficient and time-saving MLFF uses a cloud tolling system with no toll lanes or gates.

Compared to existing toll systems, it can process far more vehicles per hour and reduce fraud by getting rid of the gaps in the present solutions.

Besraya COO Wan Salwani Wan Yusoff (picture) said this project move will be lauded by many Malaysians.

“This system has been the defining factor that has set a nation’s traffic efficiency apart. We look forward to having one officially installed in Malaysia’s highway roads in the foreseeable future,” she added.