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Metro Expressway Surcharge Take Effect before Tokyo Games

Metro Expressway Surcharge Take Effect before Tokyo Games

   Tokyo, July 19 (Jiji Press)--With the Tokyo Olympics opening in four days, measures to ensure the smooth transportation of athletes and staff members during the Games came into full swing on Monday.
   The Metropolitan Police Department started operating dedicated and priority lanes for vehicles carrying such people on roads near competition venues. Drivers of ordinary vehicles will be fined if they violate the regulations.
   On the Metropolitan Expressway, which offers a key transportation route in the metropolitan area, a surcharge of 1,000 yen will be imposed on private vehicles traveling on the expressway's sections in Tokyo between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., beginning on Monday.
   From 12 a.m. to 4 a.m., expressway tolls will be halved for all vehicles equipped with an electronic toll collection system for the whole of the expressway, including in neighboring prefectures.
   By setting different tolls by time zone, the expressway operator aims to alleviate congestion during the daytime and encourage shifts in traffic demand to the nighttime, the first attempt of its kind in Japan.

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