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Goverment to introduce a digital payment method for expressway users

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The government has taken measures to introduce a digital payment methodology for expressway users in order to free up congestion at toll booths.

Speaking at the weekly cabinet media briefing held today at the Government Information Department, Co-cabinet Spokesman Mass Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal made by the Minister of Highways to implement this payment methodology.

The Government has joined hands with all the licensed financial institutions in the endeavor of popularizing/encouraging the LANKAQR payment methodology with the objective of minimizing the use of money physically within Sri Lanka.

As one of its initiatives, it has been proposed to introduce the LANKAQR methodology for manual paying counters in the expressways managed by the Road Development Authority.

The drivers utilizing the expressways will be able to pay the due amount within 8 – 10 seconds by scanning the QR code through the LANKAQR active mobile payment app of any bank at the paying gate by indicating the relevant amount of money on their mobile phone.

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