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 non-cash toll payment system, known as the Multi-Lane Free Flow (MLFF), will begin on the Bali Mandara toll road in the second week of December 2023.
"At the beginning of the trial, we will continue to use toll booths at the checkpoints, and then, as the vehicle registration data improves, we will remove them," said Basuki. The ministry will assess the quality and accuracy of the reading devices and the interaction with the drivers' system.
The Bali toll road was chosen for the MLFF system test first in the country because it experiences lighter traffic, and in case of any potential issues, there won't be a transport collapse. After testing on the Mandara toll road, the system will be implemented on other toll roads throughout Indonesia. The country has been using contact-based toll payment systems and toll booths, which significantly slow down the passage through toll checkpoints. MLFF is based on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology and conducts 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 works.