Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's Policy Address proposed raising tolls for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and Eastern Harbour Crossing to HK$40 from HK$20 and HK$25 respectively for private vehicles and to reduce the toll for the Western Harbour Crossing to HK$50 from HK$70. Ownership of the first two crossings has already reverted to the Hong Kong government, in 1999 and 2016, respectively. The toll hikes on these crossings will bring a significant increase in revenue to the government. On the other hand, in order to reduce the toll on the western tunnel, as it is known locally, the government has proposed subsidizing its operations in exchange for a promise to contain future fare hikes to no more than $5 a year in the next five years until the build-operate-transfer lease expires in 2023.



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