Africa-Press – Zimbabwe. Bulawayo City Council and its partner Tendy Three Investments Private Limited (TTI) have reviewed the smart parking pricing model following consultations with stakeholders.
In a statement on Wednesday, Town Clerk Christopher Dube said motorists are now allowed to transfer parking minutes to other bays within an hour.
Previously, motorists’ parking tickets expired once they moved from their parking bay even if they parked for a few minutes. Said Dube:
The City of Bulawayo and Tendy Three Investments Private Limited (TTI) have reviewed the smart parking pricing model with immediate effect.
Motorists will now be able to transfer their paid parking time to different parking bays during the time that they would have paid for with effect from the 10th of August 2022.
For example, a motorist can purchase a US$1 per hour, or its equivalent pegged at the ongoing bank rate of the RBZ auction Rate, parking at Bay A and can move to Bay B or Bay C etc within their hour without being charged parking fees during the one (1) hour that they would have purchased.
The system will deduct minutes as the motorists park in different bays in the one hour.
The pricing adjustment follows extensive consultations with stakeholders and recognises the prevailing harsh economic environment.
The City remains committed to ensuring that motorists have access to parking bays through the deployment of state-of-the-art global technological systems.
Payment methods are also being strengthened so that all the parking fees are remitted to designated company accounts.
The project bankers are seized with perfecting a transparent and accountable banking system supported by a robust Information Technology solution.