Toll Fees to be Unified Once Tollgates are Scrapped
The He’ao tollgates on Huiyan Expressway and Jihe Expressway plus two other identification stations on Guangzhou-Shenzhen Expressway and Londa Expressway will be scrapped once the toll collection system in Guangdong Province expressway will be fully unified starting June 29. Around 16 tollgates and 17 identification stations are scrapped after the unification.
The move is to expect to help improve the traffic efficiency on Guangdong expressways and motorists only need to pay a single fee once exiting the expressway. As of the moment drivers need to stop and pay at several expressways toll booths and due to the fact the expressways are built and managed by different operators. Also provincial toll networks are divided into four regions and came up with their own payment systems. By June 29 the electronic toll collection system in the Pearl River Delta will see an upgrade to national standard which enable users to freely travel to the rest of the Guangdong Province.
Unitoll cards will not be repeatedly stop and queue at multiple toll gates but rather they drive through using the ETC lanes. This E-tolls will electronically debit the accounts of registered car owners without the need for them to stop. The Guangdong Unitoll Services Company will be the one to upgrade its Unitoll electronic labels for drivers free of charge and these drivers can make reservations by logging onto it website in which the system will link the expressway toll fees outside Guangdong by 2015.