The Mandara Toll Road, connecting Kuta, Sanur, and Bukit, will gradually transition to contactless payment. The Minister of Public Works and Housing (PUPR), Basuki Hadimuljono, announced that the trial of the contactless electronic toll payment system or Multi-Lane Free Flow (MLFF) will commence on Bali's Mandara toll road in the second week of December 2023.
"At the beginning of the trial, we will continue to use toll gates at the toll booths, and then, as vehicle registration data improves, we will remove them," said Basuki. The ministry will assess the quality and accuracy of the reading devices, as well as the interaction with the drivers' system.
The Mandara toll road in Bali was chosen for the MLFF system test as it experiences less traffic congestion, ensuring that any potential issues won't lead to a transport collapse. After testing on the Mandara toll road, the system will be implemented on other toll roads across Indonesia. The country has traditionally used contact-based toll payment systems and toll gates, causing significant delays at toll booths.
MLFF relies on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology and processes transactions through the Cantas app, integrated with Electronic Registration and Identification (ERI) data or vehicle owner data. We have previously provided more details on how to use this system and how it operates.