The tolls on the highways of the City of Buenos Aires will increase 55% after being frozen for two years. In addition, the discount of the manual rate will be eliminated to establish a unique one.
The measure will be published this Friday in the Official Gazette of the City and will take effect from Saturday. The rise had been reported in November and a month later it was confirmed in a public hearing.
The last increase in tolls had been in January 2019 and touched 35%. In the following months, and in a context of presidential elections, the government of Mauricio Macri had decided to halt further increases due to the frantic rise in the dollar and the rise in prices.
In turn, last year, due to the quarantine, the collection of tolls was suspended for two months.
As for the TelePase, mandatory since the end of September and with an adhesion of 90% of highway users, the manual rate will be eliminated and a single rate will be established based on the 10% discount that governed with electronic payment.
The new values
With upward adjustments, the highways Perito Moreno and May 25 will cost $118,58 for cars during peak hours, while during the rest of the day it will be $83,70.
In the case of Illia, will be $48,83 for rush hour and other times of the day it will cost $34,88.
For its part, driving on the Alberti will cost $ 26.51 and $ 33.88, according to the schedule.
Peak hours will continue in the range from 7 to 11 and from 16 to 20, in both directions during business days. During the weekend it will remain from 11 to 15 in the direction of the province, and from 17 to 21 in the direction of the center.
During the first semester of the year, adjustments will also be implemented in the prices of subway, metered parking and Vehicle Technical Verification (VTV) In Buenos Aires city.
In the case of the subway, which rose from $ 19 to $ 21 in November, a 43% increase will be launched in two stages until it reaches $ 30.
As stipulated, in March it will jump to $ 25.50, while in the second instance the intended increase will be completed after the corresponding public hearing. The Premetro, meanwhile, will climb from $ 7.50 to $ 10.70.
In February, metered parking will experience an increase equivalent to 100%, while VTV will experience an increase of 45%.