CMC to levy parking fees

With the relaxation of curfew regulations in a bid to restore normalcy in the country following the outbreak of COVID 19, Colombo Municipal Council has decided to recommence temporary suspended parking fee collection in the streets of the city of Colombo with effect from 21 May 2020, the CMC said in a news release. Accordingly, motorists are informed to pay following parking charges;
  •  Motor Car/Van/ Cab - Rs. 20.00 per hour
  • Motor Cycle - Rs. 20.00 per hour
  • Three Wheeler - Rs. 70.00 per hour
  • Bus/ Lorry - Rs. 600.00 per month
  • School Vans - Rs. 1000.00 per month
  • School Buses - Rs. 1,200 per month
  • Office staff transport vans and Office staff transport buses - Rs. 2,000 per month
At present, Smart Parking Management System is in operation in the Galle Road, Duplication Road and all connected roads to these two roads. Parking users in these areas can pay parking charges using one of the following methods.
1.Through “pay point” parking meter installed in this area by Cash notes or Dialog Park Smart touch card.
2.Online through the “Tenaga Park Smart” mobile app.
3.Dialing #444# through “Dialog” mobiles (parking fee will be added to your phone bill and “Dialog” service charges will apply)
4."Pay n Go" KIOSKs (except inside Dialog Arcades)
Traffic wardens of Colombo Municipal Council or of authorized parking operators are recruited in all other areas in the city. Parking users in these areas have to pay parking charges to these wardens following necessary health practices.
As per Parking By-laws of Colombo Municipal Council published on Gazette no.2029/29 dated 2017-07-26, non-payments of due parking fee shall be subjected to late fee and non-payments of due late fee shall be subjected to legal action or tire locking, the CMC said.  
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