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26 October 2021, 19:23

Digital queue now available at Belarusian-Lithuanian border checkpoint Benyakoni

VORONOVO, 26 October (BelTA) – A digital queue system has been commissioned in the border checkpoint Benyakoni at the Belarusian-Lithuanian border, BelTA has learned.

Benyakoni is the seventh border crossing the digital queue system has been commissioned at. The system is designed to offer comfortable border crossing experience to vehicle drivers in addition to addressing other issues, including the state of the environment on the roads and on roadsides near the border crossing.

According to Chairman of the State Customs Committee Vladimir Orlovsky, the digital queue system will be commissioned in three more border crossings. The queue situation is most intensive on the Belarusian-Lithuanian border. This is why the deployment of digital queue systems in this area is a priority. The system will be installed in the border crossing Privalka next year.

The parking lots, which are available as part of the digital queue system, have already proven their effectiveness. “Our colleagues on the other side of the border cannot always handle the increased freight traffic,” Vladimir Orlovsky said. The parking lot in the border checkpoint Benyakoni operates 24/7 and offers space for 272 vehicles. It is also fitted with a sanitary unit with showers and the necessary equipment for washing and ironing clothes. A shop and wireless Internet access are also available.

Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Karanik pointed out: “The opening of such a facility is important for the development of the economy. We are a transit country and it is very important to realize all the opportunities in order to use our advantageous position as effectively as possible. The emergence of such facilities that allow drivers to comfortably cross the border stimulates an increase in transportation and allows increasing budget revenues and respectively stimulates the development of the economy of near-border areas.”

To allow the waiting area in Benyakoni to operate, the software that enables interaction with the border service has been adjusted. Cameras for automatic vehicle plate recognition were installed as well as an information table to display vehicles, which turn has come. Drivers can also be notified about their turn via SMS or mobile phone calls. Departure time can be booked in advance.

Trucks, cars, and buses can book their place in the digital queue.

Benyakoni is the seventh border crossing the digital queue system has been commissioned at and the second project implemented by the unitary enterprise Beltamozhservice. A waiting area fitted with a digital queue system was opened in the border checkpoint Kamenny Log in June 2021.

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