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Expressways Will Not Be Toll-Free on New Year's Day

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Beginning January 1, 2020, a new toll collection mode will be introduced for national expressways. The Hunan Provincial Expressway Network Toll Collection Center announced on December 27 that, expressways will not be toll-free to cars on January 1, 2020. 
 
By that time, 25 provincial toll stations will have been removed. The remaining toll stations will collect tolls primarily via the electronic toll collection (ETC) system which allows car owners to pass through the expressways more smoothly.
 
The Hunan Expressway Network Operation Monitoring and Command Center anticipates that on 2020 New Year's Day, provincial expressway traffic volume will not increase much over ordinary days.
 
According to the Ministry of Transport plan, beginning at midnight on January 1, 2020, the national highway toll collection mode will be switched to a segmented toll collection mode. At that time, a charging pattern will be formed with ETC lanes being the primary lanes and manual lanes as the supplement. Charges for trucks will change from the current weight-based charge method to a vehicle type-based one.
 
According to national toll relief policy requirements, the toll-free policy will be abolished beginning January 1, 2020 for five types of vehicles that use the province's expressways. They are: state security, blood collection, temporary emergency, postal service, and “120” emergency vehicles.
 
Source: en.changsha.gov.cn