Less than a week after the launch of the electronic border crossing queue, the service is fully operational at all 16 international road border crossing points. Currently, all trucks cross the border only according to the entry in the electronic queue. In total, more than 12,000 trucks are waiting in the online queue to cross the border.
“Since the launch of the service, we have had checkpoints where traffic in the electronic queue started immediately and those where we had to wait for the end of the live queue that had accumulated earlier. Over the weekend, the live queue ended at Rava-Ruska and Krakovets, so all trucks cross the border only according to the eCherha. During the week of the service’s operation, 9,500 trucks have already left Ukraine using the electronic queue only, and almost 15,000 drivers have registered in the system,” said Serhii Derkach, Deputy Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development.
As of the morning of May 15, the largest electronic queue is at the Rava-Ruska-Hrebenne checkpoint, with more than 2,800 trucks. In addition, more than 2,000 vehicles are waiting online to cross the border at the Krakovets-Korczowa and Yahodyn-Dorohusk checkpoints. Traffic at the latter has already been unblocked.
Since the launch of the eCherha pilot project in December last year, a total of 96,078 trucks have crossed the border electronically at the Yahodyn-Dorohusk checkpoint by May 15, including 88,000 at Yahodyn. During the same period, more than 38,000 drivers registered with the system.
The Electronic Border Queue Project is being implemented by the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development in cooperation with the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety, the State Agency for Restoration and Infrastructure Development, the State Customs Service, and the State Border Guard Service with the support of the USAID / UK aid Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services / TAPAS Project.