Busiest freeway is also the most profitable
The 122.8 km Guangzhou-Shenzhen Expressway is one of China’s earliest freeways. Opened in 1997 the expressway cost 12.2 billion yuan to build. In just four years total toll fees collected amounted to 13.2 billion yuan, making China’s most profitable freeways.
The freeway is also the busiest, having around 100,000 vehicles traveling either way. The freeway is also reported to have low speed limits and poor services. Drivers complained that they could find any gas stations along the freeway. Because of this problem one toll collector was sued just because the driver ran out of fuel and he had to pay 350 yuan to have his car towed to the nearest service station
Freeways in China requires to have service areas for every 50 to 60 kilometers, the area should have gas stations for refueling and rest areas must be found every 15 to 25 kilometers. China is now lunching a campaign to rid the freeway of illegal toll collection booths and to resolve the problems the public have been reporting to local government offices.