Tanzania: Coastal Region Establishes Electric Car Parking System

Kibaha — TANZANIA Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA) in the coastal region has launched the electronic car parking revenue system with the main aim of increasing the efficiency of fee collection.

The fees collected will be used, among other things, for the development and maintenance of transport infrastructure, including roads.

The system, which will come into effect on March 1 this year, will allow car owners and motorists from different parts of the region to process payments online without having to visit the TARURA office, saving time and effort. the money.

Explaining how the system will work at the launch event in Kibaha town recently, Information Technology (IT) Specialist from TARURA Headquarters, Mr. Stanley Mlula said that payments will be made in all parking areas located along the main roads.

“This system will be user-friendly and will be done mainly via mobile phones which can be used from any point in the region,” he said, adding that payments will also be processed via NMB and CRDB or via their agents.

The system will also allow the customer to make payments based on the duration of the service ranging from an hour, a day, a week or a month.

For his part, Regional Commissioner (RC) MrAboubakar Kunenge urged residents to access the new parking payment system and avoid paying fines for non-payment on time.

He allayed customers’ fear over the new system, saying the new working arrangement makes it easier for payments to be made directly to the government.

Earlier, RC Kunenge also revealed that the total revenue of the nine district councils in the region increased from 28.3 billion/- in 2019/2020 to 38.1 billion/- in 2020/2021, which is equivalent to a increase of 9.7 billion/- -.

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