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9:00am-9:45am: Toll rates of road tunnels
9:00am-9:45am: BH – Alok Jain, CEO & Managing Director of Trans-consult
9:00am-9:30am: Phone - Mr. Michael Tien, Roundtable Convenor and Legislative Councillor
9:00am-09:45am: Phone - Dr. Timothy D. Hau, Honorary Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, HKU Business School, The University of Hong Kong
9:45am-10:00am: New linkage with MTR fares
9:45am-10:00am: BH – Alok Jain, CEO & Managing Director of Trans-consult
9:45am-10:00am: Phone - Gary Zhang Xinyu, Member of the Legislative Council
On Friday’s Backchat we're talking about cross-harbour tunnel toll changes
From 2 August, the tolls on all three cross-harbour tunnels will be adjusted, as part of the government’s two-part plan to ease cross-harbour congestion.
In the first part, the toll for private cars taking the Western Harbour Crossing will go down to HK$60, while those on the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and Eastern Harbour Crossing will go up to HK$30. But taxis will enjoy a flat rate of HK$25 for all three tunnels.
And in the second part of the plan that will be implemented by the end of this year, rush-hour fares for private cars and motorcycles will be introduced.
How effective will this plan be in easing cross-harbour congestion? Will motorists encounter any practical problems?
After 9:45, we will stick with transport, and look at the MTRC’s new fare adjustment mechanism
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