|Local residents blocked Quán Hàu Toll station to protest high toll collection fee last Thursday. — Photo infonet.vn|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG BÌNH — Certain types of vehicles will be exempt from paying toll at Quán Hàu Toll Station and toll stations belong to transport infrastructure investor TASCO in the central province of Quảng Bình, said Nguyễn Văn Huyện, director of the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam.
The toll exemption was expected to be effective this month, according to Huyện.
Vehicles eligible for the waiver include Type 1 and Type 2 vehicles owned by permanent residents of and organisations or enterprises headquartered in districts of Quảng Ninh, Lệ Thủy and Đồng Hới City, Quảng Trạch District and Ba Đồn Town as well as public buses running on the route, he said.
Type 1 vehicles include cars with less than 12 seats and trucks weighing less than two tonnes, he said.
Type 2 vehicles include cars with 12 to 30 seats and trucks weighing from two to four tonnes.
The People’s Committee of Quảng Bình Province is responsible for directing concerned authorities to identify the number of vehicles eligible for the waiver.
The decision was made following the province’s request to remove toll fee for vehicles at toll stations on National Highway 1A which pass Quảng Bình Province.
Residents from Lệ Thủy and Quảng Ninh districts and Đồng Hới City have often complained to local authorities that they did not use BOT sections but still had to pay the fee.
Last Thursday locals caused a congestion on National Highway 1A for many hours when they gathered at the stations with their vehicles to protest against the high toll fee. — VNS