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Road users to start paying Entebbe Expressway toll this week

Entebbe Expressway Kajjansi Toll Plaza

KAPALA, UGANDA: The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has announced that tolling operations at the Entebbe Expressway will start this week on 8th January 2021.

The money that will be collected by a French company, Egis Operations SPA on the government’s behalf, will be used to finance the operations and maintenance of the expressway.

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The following fees had earlier been announced (inclusive of 18%) Value Added Tax (VAT).

  1. Class 1 Motorcycles 400cc (No bodabodas) -UGX 3000
  2. Class 2 Light Vehicles -UGX 5,000
  3. Class 3 Medium Goods vehicles (2-3 axles) UGX 10,000
  4. Class 4 Large goods vehicles and buses (4-5 axles) UGX 15,000
  5. Large goods vehicles (6 or more axles) UGX 18,000

Road users have been encouraged to register for an electronic toll card, which comes along with discounts such as 10% off for the regular pass card; 50% off for weekly frequent pass, and 70% off for monthly pass.

“We have commenced issuance of Toll cards to all road users of the Kampala—Entebbe Expressway today.

Cards are now available at the Toll Plazas of Busega, Kajjansi & Mpala. Motorists will continue using the road freely until actual tolling begins,” UNRA announced on Monday, via Twitter.

Meanwhile, only two categories of vehicles will be exempt from paying Toll Fees on the Kampala—Entebbe Expressway and these are enshrined in the Roads Act 2019. These include emergency vehicles of the Fire Brigade and Ambulances and the Presidential Convoy.

Original Story by ChimpReports

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