• Kyodo News


The government is likely to slash the fiscal 2010 budget for a project to scrap expressway tolls to one-sixth of the transport ministry’s request, government sources said Saturday.

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry will have no alternative but to accept the scaled-down budget of around ¥100 billion and will begin experiments on a limited number of expressways only in the year beginning in April, they said.

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