Motorists fume over higher toll and halt traffic on major highway
Santo Domingo.- Trafficked is backed up on the Las Americas Highway, where motorists refuse to pay as much as double the toll at the Santo Domingo-Boca Chica plaza, after the Public Works Ministry announced the surprise increases across the country on Sunday.
Police officers and troops talk to drivers vehicle by vehicle, explaining that they should pay 60 pesos, instead of the 30 paid until yesterday. Some drivers claim they were caught by surprise.
The south side of the Las Americas highway has been prepared to tow the vehicles whose drivers refuse to pay the higher toll.
The 6 de Noviembre (south) was also militarized on Monday when the increases took effect on all major thoroughfares.
Cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and vans which until Sunday paid a toll of RD$30, will have to pay RD$ 60, while the buses and minibuses that had paid RD$50 will now pay RD$120; heavy vehicles with a toll of RD$100 will now pay RD$200; those of RD$300 will pay RD$400 and the rest will pay RD$600.
Sep 5, 2016
Category: DR News |