hina to realize full electronic toll coverage by year-end

More than 90 percent of vehicles on expressways in China should

be able to use the electronic toll collection (ETC) system by year-end, according to the Na

tional Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Transport.

The move is part of an effort to reach the goal of essentially re

moving all tollgates in two years, as laid out in the Gov

ernment Work Report in March. The brick-and-mortar tollgates will finally be rep

laced with the virtual ETC system, partly to reduce emissions and logistics costs.

In an action plan released on Tuesday, the commission and

ministry outlined a timetable for establishing the ETC syst

em, which allows drivers to pass electronic tollgates on expressways without stopping.

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