Zagreb Parking offers Paying for Parking over SMS

Citizens of Skopje are going to be able to pay for parking place over SMS sent from their mobile phones to special numbers, City’s Directorate reported. Both tickets and automats will also be used be used for paying.
zagreb.jpgMr. Ljupcho Jordanov, director of public enterprise City Parking met Mr. Matej Kraljevic, director of Zagreb Parking in Zagreb recently. They were discussing about implementation of zonal parking and payment in the capital of Croatia. Our public enterprise has been working on defining parking zones already by the models used by Zagreb, Belgrade and many European cities.
According to the announcements, drivers that would like to pay for parking should send SMS to the number that should be additionally defined by the City Parking. Message should contain license plate number and the zone they want to park in. they will receive reply confirming that the payment has been done and with time limit for parking on the parking place. In most of the countries the drivers receives SMS warning five minutes before their time is up. If they want to continue the parking time, they should send another SMS.

The idea for copying Zagreb’s example in the sphere of parking dates from two years ago. The agreement for implementation of the project was signed in 2003 when Ms. Vlasta Pavic, the mayor of Zagreb and Mr. Matej Kraljevic, director of Zagreb Parking visited Skopje. at that time it has been decided Skopje to form public parking enterprise.
sms.jpgAccording to that project Skopje should be divided into three parking zones - first zone with short parking time, and other two with longer parking time.

Public enterprise City Parking has 11 parking places with ramps. For parking near the square Macedonia, City Hospital and on Maxim Gorki Street, drivers should pay 20 denars per hour, while parking on other parking places costs 10 denars per hour.
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