Private cars would pay HK$40 for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel under the proposal. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Controversial proposal to revamp cross-harbour tunnel tolls in Hong Kong likely to be shelved before reaching legislature

  • Government plans to withdraw a non-binding motion if it fails to secure the support of more than half of lawmakers by Tuesday afternoon, source says
  • If the motion is withdrawn, government will not retable it again until it takes back ownership of Western Harbour Tunnel in 2023
Topic |   Transport and logistics

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Private cars would pay HK$40 for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel under the proposal. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).