Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd, otherwise known as PROLINTAS, today announced that its Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) has begun pilot testing for the Open Payment System (OPS), which allows road users to utilise contactless debit or credit card based payments for tolls. This arrives not long after the operator commenced the same trial on its Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) during the weekend.
In a statement, PROLINTAS group chief executive officer Datuk Mohammad Azlan Abdullah said the new OPS terminal is available at a dedicated lane for Class 1 vehicles (cars) that’s marked with a new gantry signboard. He added that these can be found at three toll plazas on the GCE highway, namely Bukit Jelutong Toll Plaza, Elmina Toll Plaza and Lagon Toll Plaza.
𝐁𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐡 𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐚 𝐤𝐚𝐝 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐝𝐢 𝐆𝐂𝐄 & 𝐀𝐊𝐋𝐄𝐇!
Plaza tol terlibat:
Plaza Tol Bukit Jelutong, GCE ✅
Plaza Tol Elmina, GCE✅
Plaza Tol Lagong, GCE✅
Plaza Tol Datuk Keramat, AKLEH ✅ pic.twitter.com/2G9sAcYErK
— PROLINTAS GCE (@GCEtrafik) September 15, 2023
Much like other highways in Peninsular Malaysia prior to this, the introduction of OPS to GCE and AKLEH acts as an addition to the existing toll payment methods such as Touch ‘n Go, SmartTag and RFID. Mohammad Azlan believes that the initiative will provide motorists with greater convenience and will contribute to the overall improvement of the nation’s highway industry.
In case you missed it, the OPS pilot test has already been introduced to eight other highways since last month. These include the Sungai Besi Expressway (BESRAYA), New Pantai Expressway (NPE), Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP), Western Kuala Lumpur Traffic Dispersal Scheme (SPRINT), Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), SMART Tunnel, Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE), and Maju Expressway (MEX).
Ujian rintis Sistem Pembayaran Terbuka #SPT bagi kutipan tol menggunakan kad debit/ kad kredit/ kad prabayar dilaksanakan di Plaza Tol Datuk Keramat, Lebuhraya AKLEH bermula 11 pagi ini! pic.twitter.com/MyVUh5KW3E
— PROLINTAS AKLEH (@AKLEHtrafik) September 9, 2023
With PROLINTAS’ two highways included, this brings the total number of highways trialling the system to ten, which leaves two more to go: Penang Bridge (JPP) and Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE).
(Source: PROLINTAS, via X   / Bernama)
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