Toll prices for the Dushanbe-Chanak highway will be raised beginning on January 1, 2022, according to the Branch of Innovative Road Solutions (IRS) LTD in Tajikistan, which operates the toll on this highway.

The toll price for cars will be 89 somonis in cash (28-somoni increase) and 69 somonis in non-cash payment (14-somoni increase).       

The toll price for minivans, buses and trucks is raised by 43 somonis in cash and 29 somonis in non-cash payment.

The toll price for heavy trucks is raised by 46 somonis in cash and by 32 somonis in non-cash payment.  

Current toll prices are 55 somonis for cars, 167 somonis for minivans, 433 for buses and trucks, and 544 somonis for heavy trucks.  

Recall, the Branch of Innovative Road Solutions (IRS) LTD in Tajikistan was permitted to operate the toll on the Dushanbe-Chanak highway.  A 354-kilometer toll road from Dushanbe to Chanak links Tajikistan’s capital with Uzbekistan through the northern province of Sughd.

The highway was upgraded by Chinese companies and paid for with a $280 million loan from China.  The Tajik government decided to permit IRS to operate the toll on the highway in order to repay the loan to China.  A toll has been collected for using the highway since April 1, 2010.

Six toll-collection points (plaza) now operate on the Dushanbe-Chanak highway.

The Branch of Innovative Road Solutions LTD in Tajikistan is an internationally held and managed company.  Innovative Road Solutions LTD was registered in British Virgin Islands in 2009.

A toll road, also known as a turnpike or tollway, is a public or private road (almost always a controlled-access highway in the present day) for which a fee (or toll) is assessed for passage. It is a form of road pricing typically implemented to help recoup the cost of road construction and maintenance.