The system is intended tospeed-up the flow of traffic, and vehicle drivers will be asked to payfees to travel along the special road.
The department saidThang Long Avenue was chosen for the pilot application as it was amodern highway and a key traffic route that connected the capital withmany key routes in western Vietnam.
Nearly 130 billionVND (6.25 million USD) has been poured into the new system. Fundinginvolved both public-private partnership (PPP) andbuild-operate-transfer (BOT).
The department said the new system would start by 2015 and fee collections from drivers would begin by 2016.
TheHanoi Centre for Highway Management will be in charge of the system. Itwill apply advanced technologies in data collection, automatic sortingof vehicles, closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera system, electronicnotice board system and overloaded vehicle management.
Severalhighways under construction in Hanoi, such as the roads fromHanoi to Hai Phong and from Nhat Tan to Noi Bai, will also apply thenew system.
The Hanoi People’s Committee has askedauthorities to assess the efficiency of the pilot application toconsider extending the project.-VNA