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China's first expressway to go toll-free from 2012 (2)


17:15, December 29, 2011

He Jianzhong, spokesman of the Ministry of Communications, said earlier this month that 30 Chinese provinces and regions, except Tibet, have charged toll fees at expressways.

He urged local authorities to conduct self-examinations before the central government launches a nationwide crackdown against toll-collection disorder.

The Shanghai commission said Thursday that in addition to the Shanghai-Jiading Expressway going toll-free, all other expressways in Shanghai will see tolls halved from Jan. 1, 2012.

Prior to this, other major cities, including Beijing and Nanjing, also cut toll fees on certain expressways. Beijing's Airport Expressway, for example, halved the one-way toll fee to 5 yuan per car in July.

Although some people say the reduced fees have resulted in more severe traffic congestion, the public still expects to see tolls eliminated on more roads.

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