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ETC in 14 cities and provinces linked

Reporter: Zhang Mengyuan 丨 CCTV.com

12-26-2014 17:17 BJT

A boost to more efficient transportation here in China. Starting from Friday, the electronic toll collection system, or ETC, will be linked to 14 municipalities and provinces in China. Users in places including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hebei, Jiangsu, and Zhenjiang will only need one electronic label and payment card per vehicle.

It’s estimated that when a vehicle passes through the ETC lane at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour, only 3 seconds are needed to pay the toll, while in the past, 15 seconds on average was needed.

"With the ETC lanes, we don’t need to extend driveways through land acquisition, to enhance the pass efficiency, therefore the land use efficiency is also increased," said Yang Jianyong, the Deputy Director of Finance.

As the stop and start of cars consume more fuel, the ETC system is helpful for environmental protection. Beijing has adopted the ETC system for several years. And it’s estimated that nearly 18 thousand tons of carbon emission was reduced so far since 2010.

"Compare to the traditional toll lane, vehicles using ETC lanes can save 20 percent of their fuel, resulting in less emission of carbon dioxide and nitric oxide," said Wang Gang, the Director of ETC Center, Ministry of Transport.

At present, 29 cities and provinces except Tibet and Hainan have set up ETC systems. It’s expected that by the end of 2015, the ETC network will be linked across the country.

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