Traffic congestion continues occurring on HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Day expressway

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The traffic situation on Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway was reported to be slow and congested on the second day after the electronic toll collection (ETC) system was put into operation along the entire expressway. 
Traffic congestion continues occurring on HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Day expressway ảnh 1 The automobiles are moving slowly in line at a toll station on HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway on the second day after the ETC system was put into  operation 
In the early morning of July 27, automobiles were moving slowly in line along the stretch starting from Long Phuoc toll station. Many vehicles even used the emergency lane to escape from traffic congestion. 
A representative of the Vietnam Expressway Development Investment Corporation (VEC) said that about 49 percent of vehicles have been attached with ETC cards. There are a high number of vehicles without ETC cards forcing the toll station's staff to receive paper cards and cash. This is the reason for the traffic jam at the expressway's entrances. 

Vehicles are now attatched with ETC tags free of charge in the areas near toll booths until August 1. After that, the VEC will strictly handle non-compliant vehicles.

By Hoang Bac- Translated by Huyen Huong

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