Harare’s City Parking 100% fee hike
By Staff Reporter
Harare City Council’s parking subsidiary, City Parking is set to increase its parkade and parking lots fees in the central business district by 100 percent effective June 1.
City Parking public relations manager Francis Mandaza confirmed the development to Zim Community News.
He said that monthly tariffs for the parkades will now be $1 000 for the unreserved while the reserved bays will now be charged$1 200.
The new or tag replacement will now cost $800 monthly, while casual bays will be charged $20 per hour.
Mandaza also said Central Business District parking bays will also cost $20 per hour
“Yes, we are going to increase our parking fees on June 1 for our road bays and the parkades. We have only doubled the amounts,” he said.
He added that the review was triggered by escalating operational costs.
“However, we have endeavoured to keep our charges as low as possible taking into consideration our valued clients.
“In the past we used to charge US1 per hour but with the current situation our fees are far below that and this has a negative bearing on our operations,” he said.
During the beginning of year, Harare Mayor Hebert Gomba said parking fees had to be increased in order to meet their obligations of resealing and refurbishing roads in the CBD.
The local authority last year in December also increased clamping and towing charges by 700 percent as a move to rein in errant motorists in the CBD. Clamping and towing fees now range between $500 and $900 depending with the type of vehicle.