Toll Fees Hike Looms

Toll fees are to be increased soon, a Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development official has said.

Permanent Secretary in the Transport and Infrastructural Development Ministry, Amos Marahwa said the current toll fees are no longer adequate for the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) to fund required road maintenance.

Marahwa said this while giving oral evidence before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development chaired by Shamva South legislator Oscar Gorerino on Monday. He said:

The Ministry of Finance has now come to the table allowing us to review some of the user fees. Remember we used to charge US$2 for small cars as toll fees.

Unconfirmed reports claim that $120 has been proposed for light motor vehicles, $180 for minibuses, $240 for buses, $300 for heavy vehicles and $590 for haulage trucks while motorcycles will be exempted.

Foreign registered vehicles would probably have to pay tolls in foreign currency.

Madahwa also said the Central Vehicle Registry has received funding to procure 168 000 pairs of plates.

More: The Herald

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