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Toll station tonnage scales to check vehicle weight

Update: June, 23/2015 - 14:26
The Long Phuoc Toll Station in the city's District 9 will be equipped with tonnage scales to check the weight of vehicles.— Photo 24h

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Long Phuoc Toll Station in the city's District 9 will be equipped with tonnage scales to check the weight of vehicles.

Head of the control centre of HCM City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay Highway Phan Dam Sa said by the end of this month, vehicles would be checked for their tonnage before being allowed to pass through Long Phuoc Station.

Vehicle with excess weight and load will be fined. They would have to use a special lane and would even be refused access to the highway, the official said.

The station will be equipped with automatic induction quartz scale and cameras. The computer will automatically check the vehicle's information with the registration agencies.

The quartz scales will be installed on the road and will automatically weigh the vehicles that pass through. The scale cannot be destroyed by drivers of vehicles carrying excess weight.

The scale is worth VND2 billion (roughly US$900,000), funded by the transport ministry.

The system of scales has been installed at toll stations on highways number 14 and 1 and the Noi Bai – Lao Cai Highway.  — VNS

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