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Belarus sets road toll charges

MINSK, 23 January (BelTA) - Belarus has set the road toll charges for using Belarusian roads. Such a decision is contained in Resolution No.68 of the Ministry of Transport and Communications as of 29 December 2012.

The document is based on Decree No.426 “Concerning the electronic toll collection (ETC) on certain roads of the Republic of Belarus" as of 27 September 2012.

Resolution No. 68 set the tariffs for vehicles depending on the permissible total weight of a vehicle and the number of axles. The toll for motor vehicles with the permissible total weight up to 3.5 tonnes inclusive (passenger cars) is €0.04 per 1 km, with permissible total weight over 3.5 tonnes (trucks or buses) with two axles €0.08 per 1 km. Drivers of vehicles with the total weight exceeding 3.5 tonnes (trucks or buses) and 3 axles will pay €0.10 per 1 km, weighing more than 3.5 tonnes with four or more axles €0.12 per 1 km.

The document comes into force on 1 July 2013.