The Journey of MLFF: From Becoming a PSN to Direct Implementation on IKN Toll Road

Wednesday, 29 May 2024

The cashless and contactless toll transaction system, or Multi Lane Free Flow (MLFF), has been officially established as one of the toll transaction systems in Indonesia. This is marked by the enactment and implementation of Government Regulation (PP) Number 23 of 2024 on Toll Roads starting from May 20, 2024.

The innovation of this latest toll road transaction system has been designated as a National Strategic Project (PSN).

Furthermore, Minister of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono ensures that MLFF will be directly implemented on the IKN Toll Road.

Here is the journey of the MLFF contactless toll transaction system:

MLFF Becomes PSN

The inclusion of MLFF in the new PSN list is outlined in Coordinating Ministerial Regulation (Permenko) Number 6 of 2024.

It is explained that MLFF will be implemented using the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme valued at IDR 4.49 trillion.

The Director of Toll Roads at the Directorate General (Ditjen) of Highways at the Ministry of PUPR, Triono Junoasmono, said that the inclusion of MLFF in the new PSN list non-State Budget (APBN) is not without reason.

"Because this is a very strategic program, very important, so with the agreement that this program must indeed be elevated to a more national scope, because it is cross-sectoral, not just the Ministry of PUPR, but covers various related agencies," explained Yongki during the National Working Meeting on Accelerating Completion and Pre-Evaluation of PSN at Park Hyatt Jakarta, Tuesday (14/5/2024).

Implemented on IKN Toll Road in 2024

Minister Basuki said that MLFF would be directly implemented on the IKN Toll Road, which is targeted to be passable in one direction by August 2024. "I think yes," answered Basuki when met at The 19th ITS Asia Pacific Forum 2024 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Senayan, Jakarta, Tuesday (28/5/2024).

However, Basuki said that in the initial stage, the IKN Toll Road would first implement Single Lane Free Flow (SLFF).

"For the IKN Toll Road, we will directly implement SLFF later," added Basuki.

The gradual implementation of MLFF starting from SLFF with barriers is part of the toll transaction system transformation process, making it easier to evaluate if there are any deficiencies.

On the same occasion, the President Director of PT Roatex Indonesia Toll System (RITS), Attila Keszeg, as the Implementing Business Entity (BUP) of MLFF, revealed that the system is targeted to be implemented in the second half of 2024.

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