Opposition MKs advised the Knesset Finance Committee that drivers from the periphery can be funding the welfare of Tel Aviv’s residents.
Senior Ministry of Monetary officers at present advised the Knesset Finance Committee that the proposed congestion cost for the Tel Aviv metropolitan space will elevate NIS 1.3 billion yearly when the system is totally operational. The congestion cost is deliberate to be launched from March 2024.
The matter was being mentioned at present by the Knesset Finance committee as a part of the Financial Preparations Invoice, to which it’s connected. Underneath the congestion cost the Tel Aviv metropolitan space will probably be divided into interior, center and outer rings with fees imposed for coming into them in the course of the morning and night rush hours.
Congestion cost to go far past Tel Aviv
The interior ring will embrace central and south Tel Aviv. The center ring will embrace Ramat Gan, Givatayim, Bnei Brak, Holon and Bat Yam and Azur. The outer ring will embrace Herzliya, Petah Tikva, Kiryat Ono, Givat Shmuel, Ganei Tikva, Yehud Monoson, Or Yehuda, Rishon Lezion and Beit Dagan. The utmost cost for coming into all three rings in the course of the morning or night rush hours will probably be NIS 25. The Ministry of Finance officers additionally confirmed that Ben Gurion airport can be included within the outer ring of the congestion cost.
The Knesset Finance Committee debate was stormy with opposition MKs saying that the plan would discriminate towards residents of Israel’s periphery who would in impact be funding the welfare of Tel Aviv’s residents. They mentioned that the plan would push residents of the periphery even additional away from the middle.
Revealed by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on September 30, 2021
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