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Who Is To Pay How Much as Kampala-Entebbe Expressway Collections Begin

Who Is To Pay How Much As Kampala – Entebbe Expressway Collections Begin

The Ministry of Works and Transport on Saturday commenced the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway road toll collection. The different users of this highway will be paying different amounts to gain access to the road.

They can either pay cash or use their prepaid cards to use the 51km long road.

Gen Edward Katumba, the Transport and Works Minister said the fees will be used to pay back the $350m from Exim Bank of China. He also said the fees will also be used to provide better services on the road for the enjoyment of every user.

“The lights will be installed and you will enjoy driving on this road. Kampala-Jinja Expressway, Mpigi-Busega Expressway and more others are also coming. The same principles (of road tolling) will apply on those roads,” the minister said.

He added saying that it is a good experience that Ugandans are contributing to the development needs of our economy.

“Right now, most of the money we use is borrowed. It is high time we started generating our own revenue to do these projects,” he said.

On the fares, motorcycles with more than 400cc and not boda bodas will pay shs3000. Light vehicles shs5,000, medium goods vehicles(2-3 axles) shs10,000, and large goods vehicles and buses (4-5 axles) shs15,000.

Accordingly, weekly users will be given a 50% discount for seven-day return trips purchased in advance. Monthly users will have a 70% discount for 30 days return trips paid for in advance.

Electronic card users will have a 10% discount on every trip.

However, those who pay cash at the booth will not be entitled to discounts unlike those using prepaid cards.

Using the road will greatly ease the traffic jam from Uganda’s capital, Kampala to Entebbe. On top of that, the travel time for motorists to the airport will be reduced.

It used to be 120 minutes in the past while using the narrow old Entebbe road but now it will be only 30 minutes.

Only the presidential convoy, ambulances, and fire brigade will be exempted from paying to use the Kampala-Entebbe expressway.

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