Kyiv to switch to non-cash payment for parking from Aug 10
Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has announced on Facebook that the capital will switch to non-cash payment for parking on August 10: drivers will be able to pay parking fees via a parking meter, mobile text messages or buy a monthly coupon.
At the same time, he told Ukraine TV Channel 112 that a bill to streamline parking had been under consideration in the Verkhovna Rada for two years, but it had passed only its first reading as of today.
"We do not have the right to fine an irresponsible driver who left his car or evacuate a car. But nevertheless, we have to put things in order. Therefore, there will be no cash circulation in the capital's parking area from August 10," he said, according to Kyiv City State Administration's press service.
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"The human factor will be reduced to the minimum from August 10. If someone demands cash from you for parking after August 10, feel free to call the police. We really hope drivers will behave responsibly. And this big turnover of shadow cash should cease to exist," he added.