The Zimbabwe National Road Administration targets to complete the construction of nine toll plazas along the Plumtree –Mutare highway by year end, acting chief executive Engineer Moses Juma has said.
Five toll plazas have been completed and are already operational while the remaining four would be completed by year end.
“On the Infralink route (Mutare-Plumtree) we have completed five toll plazas so far which are already operational with the remaining four slated for the year end. “The construction of toll plazas is part of our short target to maximise revenue to be used in road maintenance projects,” said Engineer Juma in an interview.
ZINARA is anticipating to collect about $100 million this year, boosted by the introduction of technology at toll plazas. The computerisation of toll gates has seen ZINARA doubling its revenue collection.
Much of the revenue collected by ZINARA goes towards road maintenance.