The country’s roads administrator ZINARA is going to construct standard tollgates countrywide to improve revenue collection and reduce congestion at some of the country’s tollgates, The Herald reports.
This was revealed by the Minister Of Transportation Joel Biggie Matiza who revealed that ZINARA has set aside $1.1 Billion to construct standard tollgates countrywide:
To address congestion and improve on revenue collection, an amount of $1,1 billion has been set aside towards the construction of standard tollgates.
For the Norton tollgate, there will be construction of structures to accommodate the additional two lanes, back offices, lighting and installation of toll fees collection system.
There will be a construction of a standard toll plaza at Esigodini, with six lanes and a similar one at Mupfurudzi in Mashonaland Central. Mushagashe will be upgraded to a standard toll plaza with six lanes.
Matiza said ZINARA will introduce a coupon/voucher system that will be available for motorists starting next weekend:
Motorists will tender the vouchers at tolling points, and this will offer an alternative to the challenges being experienced on other modes of payments that depend on network connectivity.
Matiza also assured motorists that the muddy Harare Masvingo Highway which is under construction will be usable soon.