Gateless gantry toll system to kick off in stages beginning January 2018

 |Aug 17, 2017
The RFID electronic toll collection system is said to be similar to Singapore’s ERP. – File pic credit Singapore Land Transport Authority’s website.

KUALA LUMPUR: With Smart Tags and Touch N’ Go lanes at Malaysian highways still subjected to congestion at times, a gateless gantry toll system may be able to solve these woes.

Paul Tan’s automotive website quoted a report by Sin Chew Daily in which it said a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based Electronic Toll Collection system began a pilot test programme this week.

This, the report said, is ahead of public operations set to begin January 28, 2018.

The RFID tag is said to be more advanced than the present electronic toll collection system, according to Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) director-general Datuk Ismail Md Salleh.

This system is somewhat similar to Singapore’s Electronic Road Pricing (ERP).

The report said the implementation of the RFID tags will be done in stages. – MO