Free-flow tolling service to be installed in Tsing Sha Control Area
It will be installed on 26 February.
Tsing Sha Control Area comprises Eagle Nest Tunnel, Sha Tin Heights Tunnel and Tai Wai Tunnel.
“After the implementation of the free-flow tolling service in these tunnels, motorists can only use the HKeToll to pay the tunnel toll,” the Transport Department said.
“Motorists can pay tunnel tolls with toll tags without having to stop or queue at toll booths for payments,” it added.
So far, more than 340,000 registered vehicle owners have been issued vehicle tags.
Those who have received the vehicle tag should install the vehicle tag, register the HKeToll account, associate the vehicle to the account and set up the auto-payment means.
“If registered vehicle owners fail to use the HKeToll to pay the toll, the automatic number plate recognition technology of the free-flow tolling service can detect the vehicle passing the tolled tunnel,” the Transport Department said.
“The toll service provider will then send an electronic payment notice to the vehicle owners, advising them on the options available for making the payment. Late payments will incur a surcharge,” it added.
Registered vehicle owners who have not applied for a vehicle tag should apply as soon as possible. It takes five working days to process an application.
Meanwhile, to facilitate the installation of the free-flowing tolling booths, both directions of Eagle Nest Tunnel, Sha Tin Heights Tunnel and Tai Wai Tunnel and their connecting roads will be closed from 2 am to 5 am on February 26.
The transport department will implement temporary traffic arrangements in phases in areas near the Tsing Sha Control Area from 11 pm on February 25.
In the meantime, motorists may use alternative routes such as Tai Po Road and Lion Road Tunnel to travel between Kowloon and Sha Tin.