200,000 vehicles now registered for BelToll in Belarus

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways October 27, 2014 15:49

200,000 vehicles now registered for BelToll in Belarus


In October, 200,000 vehicles have been registered for the BelToll system, the electronic toll collection system implemented and operated by Kapsch TrafficCom in Belarus. “The number of vehicles is one of the key parameters of the system’s effectiveness. A higher number of registrations means higher revenue for the republican budget for the maintenance and modernization of roads. The number of users has increased along the toll roads extension – particularly, the threshold of 200,000 on-board units was achieved after the introduction of new toll roads. Also, this figure suggests that we have achieved a high level of awareness of the system and its usage among transport companies,” Serguei Rodionov, CEO of Kapsch Telematic Services IOOO, Belarus, commented.

In October, the number of BelToll registered vehicles reached 200,000 from Belarus, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic States making 51% of the total number of registered vehicles from abroad. Most of the registered vehicles are owned by residents of Russia (12%), Ukraine (10%), Poland (10%) and Lithuania (7%).

As before, almost 80% of all registrations are vehicles with a maximum laden weight over 3.5 tons. The second largest group – around 16% – are vehicles with a maximum laden weight not exceeding 3.5 tons registered outside the Customs Union. Buses constitute about 5% of the total number of vehicles in the system.

BelToll is now functioning on the major highways of Belarus with a total length of 1,189 kilometres. The system infrastructure includes 90 gantries, 52 Customer Service Points available for concluding a road user contract, acquiring an on-board unit (OBU) for a deposit and to toping-up the user accounts.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways October 27, 2014 15:49