Cau Gie-Ninh Binh toll fee based on journey
By Minh Duc - The Saigon Times Daily
HANOI – Vehicles on Cau Gie-Ninh Binh Expressway will have to pay toll fees, which are calculated based on their journey on the expressway, from this month.
The Ministry of Transport and Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) last Saturday opened to traffic the entire 50-kilometer Cau Gie-Ninh Binh Expressway. With six lanes, it helps reduce the duration of the journey from Hanoi to Ninh Binh Province by half, at around 50 minutes.
Cau Gie-Ninh Binh is the first expressway of the Red Delta and connects Hanoi with provinces in the south of the delta.
The first and last construction package of this expressway was launched in January 2006 and November 2009 respectively.
The project has total investment of VND8.974 trillion, with VND6.938 trillion for construction, VND49 billion for site clearance compensation and VND665.39 billion for loan interest. The investment includes VND800 billion taken from the VEC’s chartered capital and VND8.174 trillion from bonds issued by VEC and guaranteed by the Government.
Under the toll collection solution presented to the Ministries of Transport and Finance, the highest toll vehicles have to pay when running on the entire expressway is VND280,000.
When entering the expressway, vehicles will take a card which measures the length that they run and then pay the toll fee when leaving the expressway. The lowest fee is VND15,000.
Motorcycles, bicycles, motorized vehicles, vehicles carrying explosive materials and large vehicles are banned from the expressway.
The Ministry of Transport last Saturday also opened to traffic the elevated road of Hanoi’s belt road No. 3.
Belt road No. 3 from Mai Dich to Bac Ho Linh Dam has a length of nine kilometers and a designed speed of 100 kilometers per hour. The elevated road from Thanh Xuan to Bac Ho Linh Dam is 3.267 kilometers long and constructed by the TLG-Cienco 8-Cienco 4 consortium.
This package was scheduled for completion in late November but has been completed five months ahead of schedule.
Contractors implementing the first and second packages of belt road No. 3 are also trying to finish the job before the end of the year.