Illustrative image. (Photo: Vietnam Expressway Corporation)
 
Hanoi (VNA) - Trial operation of one toll station on the Cau Gie-Ninh Binh Expressway has started, the Vietnam Road Administration reported.

At a meeting last month, Minister of Transport Truong Quang Nghia asked the Vietnam Road Administration to remove the Dai Xuyen toll station on the Cau Gie-Ninh Binh Expressway no later than January 1, 2017.

According to the Vietnam Road Administration, two toll stations located on the nearly100km expressway was not necessary. The elimination of the Dai Xuyen toll station will help vehicles travel faster.

Mai Tuan Anh, General Director of the Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) - the Dai Xuyen toll station collector, said in 2015 and the first half of 2016 alone, there were 70 traffic jam cases. Congestion was seen on both sides of the booth, covering a distance of 0.3km and going up to 3km.

The toll station is now under management of VEC and BOT Phap Van-Cau Gie Company.

Profits from the station will be divided between the two companies.-VNA