Minister Of PUPR: Make The COVID-19 Period Momentum For Modernizing Toll Services
Screenshot - Minister of PUPR Basuki Hadimuljono. (Photo: Antara)

JAKARTA - The Minister of Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono encourages all Toll Road Business Entities (BUJT) to continue to improve the governance of the toll road service system by making the COVID-19 Pandemic a momentum for service modernization. momentum to improve public service governance and to make toll road operators healthy, as has happened to the health care system, which continues to be improved due to the pandemic," said Minister Basuki in a written statement received in Jakarta, quoted by Antara, Friday, July 30. PUPR added that with more and more toll road sections operating, the challenge that arises is the increasingly complex management of toll road traffic so that the use of technology to improve toll road operating performance is a necessity. Toll Road Business (BUJT), which covering 60 segments throughout Indonesia. "The challenge of toll road traffic management is not only the need to manage 1.3 billion transactions in 2020 with a value of Rp22 trillion, but also includes the management of traffic operations to reduce/reduce the fatality of existing accidents. This is an important part of the Intelligent Tollroad System which is part of the Intelligent Transportation System," said Minister Basuki.

The Intelligent Toll Road System or Tollroad 4.0 will be a feature of future toll road operations, and will begin with the implementation of a contactless transaction system and heavy vehicle monitoring technology in the future. It is hoped that innovations can continue to be born, of course with the support of the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Indonesia. Minister Basuki said, in encouraging the modernization of toll road services, the Ministry of PUPR will not stop at implementing the contactless transaction system/Multi Lane Free Flow (MLFF). which will begin to be implemented in 2023. Efforts to modernize the toll road operating system will also be carried out by utilizing surveillance technology for vehicles with more dimensions (overdimension), as well as overloaded ones to improve road smoothness and safety and comfort, especially in road maintenance. "I would like to reiterate the result of the joint agreement between the Minister of Transportation, the Minister of Industry and the Minister of PUPR at the February 24 2020 meeting, that overdimension-overloaded vehicles or ODOL vehicles are not allowed to operate on toll roads starting January 1, 2023," he stressed. Minister of PUPR. For that Minister i Basuki instructed all BUJTs to install the installation of Weight in Motion (WIM) technology and overdimension detection which is targeted to be completed by the end of 2022. This technology will be connected to the electronic law enforcement system or Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) operated by the National Police Traffic Corps," he said.

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