Zagreb - State Secretary at the Ministry of Transport, Tomislav Mihotić, confirmed in Parliament on Thursday that electronic toll collection (ETC) would be introduced throughout Croatia, and the intention is for the system to be unified in the entire European Union.
In the end, there will be no toll booths on the motorway, Mihotić said in response to Marina Opačak Bilić's (Social Democrats Group) question of whether modernising the ETC was considered, like in some other countries.
Presenting the amendments to the roads act, the state secretary said their goal was to ensure free passage through all places which today had toll booths.
This means that vehicles will be registered in another way, by recording the license plate of a vehicle, and then the ETC will automatically collect money, there will be no traffic jams or additional pollution that occurs at these locations, he said.
He added that the funds for introducing the ETC, HRK 500 million (€67 million), had been provided in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NPOO).