Two-month delay for enforcement of electronic road tax, until Oct 1

The application of the electronic road tax was deferred from August 1 to October 1, after the challenge of the tender award in court delayed procurement proceedings, head of the Road Company Law Department Andrei Filipescu on Tuesday told.

„Under a Government Emergency Ordinance, the deadline for the coming in force of the electronic road tax will be extended by two months, because the outcome of the tender was challenged in court and the procedure was put on hold until the dispute was settled,” said the National Road Company representative.
The tender was awarded to Novensys – UTI, which offered the third-best price and the Romstrade – Vector – Intel consortium – whose bid came in first – challenged the decision of the tender award commission, but lost the case.

By introducing an electronic monitoring system, which was supposed to become operational on August 1, the Ministry of Transport is trying to solve the problem of the road tax collection which directs to the budget just one third of the potential amount. Annually, the road tax funnels 130 million euros to the budget, but the potential is 500 million euros, provided that all drivers pay the toll.

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