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Tollgates now have number plate recognition cameras

The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) has rolled out Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras along the Plumtree-Mutare Highway. “We are introducing the basic short-range cameras at all the tollgates along the Plumtree-Mutare Highway which will recognise the number plate of an exempted car approaching the tollgate at a speed of 70km per hour” Moses […]

Tollgate fees are now payable in USD

Tollgate fees are now payable in USD and local currency according Statutory Instrument 32 of of 2021

ZINARA is considering a switch to e-tolling

ZINARA is reportedly considering the introduction of e-tolling on Zimbabwe’s highways in order to deal with congestion and network issues.

ZINARA banking on NMB tap card to ease toll gate congestion

NMB Bank has entered into a partnership with ZINARA as a toll gate financial services provider through its Tap and Cap and Go contactless cards.

GeneInsure automated vehicle licencing machine now at toll-gate along Harare – Bindura highway

GeneInsure and Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) have introduced an automated licensing machine (ALM) at the Eskbank Tollgate (Harare – Bindura Highway). “The machine is a one-stop shop as motorists can buy both their insurance, vehicle licensing discs and radio licences at one spot. The machine works 24/7 and is strategically located at places such […]

Expect Long Queues At Tollgates Indefinitely As ZINARA Begins Upgrading Its Payment Systems

From today you may find yourself stuck at tollgate as the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) is carrying out an upgrade of its payment system. The upgrade is obviously meant to improve the efficiency of the various payment systems road users use to make pay their dues. However, Zinara didn’t say when the upgrade will […]

ZINARA Introduces Pre-paid Card For Use At Tollgates

The Zimbabwe National Road Administration(ZINARA) is introducing a new Pre-paid card that will enable users to transact at toll gates in a quicker and more efficient manner. How do you get to pay? Every time a new service is introduced users are always crossing their fingers hoping that their preferred payment platforms are supported. The […]

Zinara Seeks To Raise Money From The Diaspora: Will Zimbabweans In The Diaspora Fund Them?

The Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (Zinara) has just proposed to issue a new bond facility aimed at the diaspora to fund various infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges. This move is inspired by the success of the infrastructure bond they issued last year that was oversubscribed by $ 5million. Speaking at the Zimbabwe Investment […]

How To Pay For Tollgate Fees Using EcoCash

EcoCash recently partnered with Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) to allow you to make payments for tollgate fees using the popular mobile money platform, EcoCash. The payment method is now available at all tollgates across Zimbabwe. So if you’d like to start paying for tollgates using EcoCash, you might be wondering how to do it, […]

Press Release: EcoCash integrates with Zinara for mobile money payments at tollgates

Zimbabwe’s leading telecommunications and Technology Company Econet Wireless and the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) today announced a partnership that will see tollgates linking directly with customers’ EcoCash wallets. In a first of its kind in Zimbabwe, all EcoCash registered customers will now be able to link their vehicles with their mobile money wallets, load their EcoCash toll […]

Update on EcoCash pre-pay tollgate fees system

Today, we attended the launch for a partnership between EcoCash and ZINARA that introduced a new payment method for tollgate fees that uses EcoCash. At Mazoe tollgate, we saw the system in action and we can confirm that it will take you 15 seconds or less to pay for tollgate fees as they claimed at […]

EcoCash launches new partnership with ZINARA: now you can use EcoCash at toll gates

Today EcoCash launched a partnership with the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA). The partnership aims to help make tollgate payments easier and more convenient for people by allowing EcoCash users to pay for their tollgate fees using EcoCash. The new system will be available at 17 tollgates across Zimbabwe. The partnership introduces Prepay e-Tolls that […]

Zimbabwe introduces e-payments for tollgates with new prepaid tolling cards

Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) recently introduced a prepaid toll gate card which provides motorists with a card payment alternative at its toll gates.

Besides reducing corruption, what else does ZINARA’s e-tolling card offer?

ZINARA has taken the leap and decided to upgrade the tollgates to use modern payments technology that is more convenient for both ZINARA and customers. The prepaid tolling card system which was launched last week will be rolled out nationwide over the coming few months.

Turn those gadgets off, let’s celebrate Earth Hour this weekend

Earth Hour is an event that was started in Australia in 2007. When confronted with increasingly overwhelming evidence of climate change, the Australian World Wide Fund for Nature came up with the idea: A day when all the people in the world’s major cities would switch on their non-essential nights on the last Saturday of […]

ZINARA implements new license discs but no scanners

With all the recent hullabaloo about the ZINARA (Zimbabwe National Roads Authority) deadline for motorists to upgrade to the new license disc system we decided to have a look at what the fuss was all about (the initial deadline was for 31 May and then extended to 30 June 2012). The new ZINARA license discs […]