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19 Oct 2022
Public Transport Management Center proposes to collect tolls to the inner city from 2024 through 15 toll stations on 9 inner-city roads with high traffic volume.
The Hanoi Public Transport Management Center (Tramoc) has just reported to the Department of Transport on the development of a toll collection of vehicles in some areas. The selected locations are to be at risk of traffic jams and environmental pollution. This helps to limit the number of internal combustion vehicles entering.
This agency proposes to divide the Scheme into three implementation phases. In the pilot phase, 15 toll stations will be arranged at 9 locations on inner-city roads with high traffic volume. By November 30, 2025, a report will be evaluated to serve as a basis for the implementation of phases 2 and 3.
Phase 2 (from 2026 to 2030) will expand the toll collection area on the south bank of the Red River. The expanded toll collection area is bounded by Thanh Tri Bridge – Phap Van – Mai Dich – Pham Van Dong – Thang Long Bridge – Au Co – Nghi Tam – Yen Phu – Tran Nhat Duat – Perimeter 3.
Phase 3 (after 2031) is the expansion of the toll collection area on the north bank of the Red River. The expanded toll collection area is limited by Nguyen Van Linh – Truong Sa – Hoang Sa – Vo Van Kiet – Thang Long Bridge – Au Co – Nghi Tam – Yen Phu – Tran Nhat Duat – Perimeter 3.
Tramoc proposes to call the project Traffic Congestion Reduction Fee. According to this unit, the essence of the tolls is to reduce traffic congestion; drivers will have to pay when entering at certain period in the day.
Tramoc said that the sociological survey results showed that the acceptable fee of the people was 22,300 VND. If the toll is collected at this rate, about 55% of vehicle users will accept to pay tolls to travel quickly by car, the rest will switch to other means of transport with exemption or reduction. Therefore, the minimum fee must be greater than the people’s willingness to pay to achieve the effect of regulating traffic behavior.
Various online surveys carried out recorded over 1,000 votes, as of October 10. In which, nearly 40% support, more than 33% support conditionally, and 27% do not support the fee collection.
Tramoc said it will continue to consult with departments and agencies from October 24 to November 15, then finalize the project and report it to the Hanoi People’s Committee for consideration and decision on December 15.
Hanoi currently has more than 7.6 million vehicles, including more than one million cars, nearly 6.5 million motorcycles of all kinds, and about 180,000 electric motorbikes. This figure does not include vehicles of the armed forces, diplomatic vehicles, international-plated vehicles, and other provinces circulating in the city.
In 2017, the Hanoi People’s Council approved the Project to strengthen the management of personal vehicles until 2020, with a vision for 2030. This Project identifies the task of building toll stations at areas at risk of congestion as one of the solutions to limit personal vehicles and environmental pollution.
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