Temporary Congestion Charge fee to ‘remain at £15 per day’ due to coronavirus
Back in June, the Congestion Charge was extended to 7 days a week and set at £15 per day.
It was introduced in the UK's capital city London in a bid to battle the coronavirus outbreak.
The updates were designed to reduce traffic in the busy areas and ensure more journeys were made by foot or bicycle.
Now plans to extend the scheme were included in a letter from the Department for Transport to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
The £1.7 billion package will provide financial support for the service up until March 2021 to support the country's recovery.
As well as helping with the loss of passengers on public transport, it will assist TfL to introduce measures for drivers.
Also as part of this, the Mayor and TfL commits to maintain the current temporary changes to the Congestion Charge.
No date is given for when the temporary schemes could end meaning the system will stay in place for the foreseeable future.
It also suggests the Congestion Charge changes introduced in June could be made permanent in the capital city.
Free travel for under 18s and between 60-65 will not be included in the government funding bailout.
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According to Express.co.uk, a whopping £100 million was generated by raising the charge and extending the hours over summer.
In a statement to the publication, the Mayor of London's Office confirmed keeping the scheme in place was "an option".
It added: "The Mayor has been forced to continue the temporary changes to the Congestion Charge that Ministers insisted on in May.
"As part of this deal Mr Khan and TfL must also raise money to cover the non-statutory elements of concessionary fares."
It also includes a range of further measures which sees motorists facing higher daily costs to enter the capital.
The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will stretch from the North Circular Road and South Circular Roads.
Currently, motorists will be charged if they enter areas of central London between Vauxhall in the south and Clerkewell in the north.
Roads as far as Mayfair in the west and Whitechapel in the east are also under the current measures.
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