RM3.5bil MLFF toll system under PAC probe

PETALING JAYA: A probe will be launched into the RM3.46bil Multi-Lane Free Flow (MLFF) toll collection system (MLFF) under the Works Ministry, says Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman said committee members have decided to start proceedings against the management of the MLFF's implementation.

"The Works Ministry will be summoned to the proceedings as well as the representatives of the Malaysian Highways Authority (LLM) to explain the implementation of the MLFF system," she said in a statement today.

The proceedings will be conducted under Dewan Rakyat’s Standing Order 77(1)(d), Treasury Instruction 301 Year 2023, and Section III Article 11 (b) General Circular No. 2 (1982), she added.

The Works Ministry announced on March 30 last year that it had allocated RM3.46bil for the implementation of the Multi-Lane Free Flow (MLFF) toll collection system by 2025 to overcome and reduce congestion on highways, especially at toll plazas.

Its Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Mohamad said the government was committed to upgrading the quality of highway management, especially in terms of toll collection so that road users need not face congestion at toll plazas when making payments.

The MLFF is a barrier-free system designed to replace the existing booth-based toll collection system with an overhead structure called a gantry.

This gantry would collect toll payments using radio-frequency identification devices (RFID) in conjunction with an automated number plate recognition (ANPR) system.
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