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Tollgates set for major upgrade

by Staff reporter
16 Jan 2022 at 08:53hrs | Views
ALL tollgates along the country's major highways will undergo major upgrades and redevelopment this year under a targeted programme meant to reduce on-site traffic congestion and revenue leakages.

The Tollgate Development Plan will begin within the first three months of this year.

Some of the tollgates will be equipped with e-tolling technology, which uses equipment that recognises vehicles through electronic tags.

In an interview, Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) board chairperson Dr George Manyaya said redevelopment of tollgates will enhance the parastatal's revenue collection capacity.

"We need to look into upgrading and updating of ICT infrastructure and software solutions so as to increase operational efficiency to ensure speedy and flawless service to all customers.

"We must harness the digital economy and use emerging technologies to counter leakages that are always reported at some of our tollgates," he said.

"We are going to ensure that all our systems are computerised in order to minimise human interface.

"The project of e-tolling is something that we are seriously looking at to ensure that our operations are seamless and efficient.

"From the end of the first quarter of this year, the project of enhancing the computerisation capacity of tollgates would have started.''

Source - The Sunday Mai