ZIMRA has issued the following statement notifying transport stakeholders that heavy vehicles are now prohibited from entering or parking in residential areas and entering the CBD of any city or town. Read the full statement below:
PUBLIC NOTICE: TRANSPORTERS, IMPORTERS, DRIVERS AND CLEARING AGENTS-TRAFFIC ZONES RESTRICTION ON HEAVY VEHICLES
The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) wishes to advise the stakeholders specified above that following the publication of Statutory Instrument 7 of 2021 (Customs and Excise (Ports of Entry and Routes) (Amendment) Order, 2021 (No. 21)1 the provisions of which took effect on 1 January 2021, all heavy vehicles, whether loaded or not and whether electronically sealed or not, will be prohibited from:
- Entering the Central Business Districts (CBD) of any city and town.
- Entering or parking within residential areas.
All such heavy traffic shall be required to use the designated routes specified in Statutory
Instrument 7 of 2021.
The use of any undesignated route or violation of any of the statutory requirements set out in the aforementioned legislation will attract heavy penalties.
Operators of the specified traffic are therefore, urged to ensure that their drivers and crew members are suitably guided to avoid inconveniences and heavy penalties set against any breach of these requirements.