|Transport Ministry proposes toll fee for automobiles travelling within city limits during peak hours (Photo: hanoimoi)|
Accordingly, the toll fee for a vehicle of up to nine seats carrying both people and goods will be from VND20-50 million a year.
Particularly, vehicles with engine capacity of or lower than 2,000 cm³ will have to pay VND20 million a year.
For vehicles with engine capacity of 2.000-3.000cm³, the toll will be VND30 million and those with engine capacity of over 3.000cm³, toll will be VND50 million.
Motorcycles and three wheelers with engine capacity below 175cm³ will pay VND500,000 a year in the five big cities of Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Da Nang, Can Tho and Hai Phong. However, for those with engine capacity 175cm³ and above, toll fee will be VND1 million.
Besides, the ministry also suggested charging a fee for automobiles to travel in the city center during peak hours, i.e. 6am-8:30am, 4pm-7pm on week days. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays will be exempt.
The fee will be paid at automobile toll counters in the afternoons; VND30,000 per trip for cars with seven or less seats and VND50,000 for heavier automobiles having more than seven seats, including trucks.
Specific counters to pay toll will be allocated by the city people’s committees as per resolution of the people’s councils.
The Ministry of Transport said that the toll fee proposal was as per instructions of Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, at a conference on December 28 to review traffic order and safety in 2011 and for implementing plans for 2012.