TnG's monopoly on tolls ending as 5 highways implement open payment system by Sept 2023
CY Foong · Mar 22, 2023 09:55 AM
One of the biggest talking points at last weekend’s Youth Empowerment Fair 2023 was regarding the monopoly of Touch ‘n Go (TnG) on Malaysian transport payments. Days after, not only have there seemed to be discussions between the Transport Ministry and public transport agencies but talks seem to also be done between the Works Ministry and toll operators.
Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi has announced that highway users will be able to use their credit and debit cards to pay for tolls on 5 highways besides the sole TnG/RFID methods. These 5 toll roads are:
Furthermore, the Works Minister also added that a proof of concept (POC) for the Multi-Lane Fast Flow (MLFF) toll system would be introduced by the end of October 2023. The open payment system on the 5 highways would act as an initiative to the transition for an MLFF system which is planned to be implemented in phases by the third quarter of 2024.
“This will open up more opportunities for e-wallet providers and end the monopoly of Touch ‘n Go,” Nanta said. “It will also create healthy competition among industry players and open up more choices for highway users in terms of toll payment methods.”