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Less lane-cutting owing to HKeToll

The Transport Department announced today that the operation of the HKeToll has been generally smooth since its implementation at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel from 5am yesterday, with less lane-cutting activities at the tunnel portal.   The department noted that during today's morning peak hours, the traffic queue at Princess Margaret Road towards Hong Kong Island was at the petrol station near the Oi Man Estate, which is similar to that before the implementation of the HKeToll.   It added that with less lane-cutting activities at the tunnel portal, the driving experience is smoother than before, and generally motorists can adapt to the new traffic arrangements.   From midnight to 5.30pm today, of about 73,000 vehicles that passed through the tunnel, about 90% were detected with vehicle tags installed, while about 70% used an automatic payment means.   The department reminded vehicle owners to pay the toll within 14 business days after passing through the tunnel.