Sofia Launches SMS Payment of Parking Tax

Politics | July 2, 2007, Monday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 5
Bulgaria: Sofia Launches SMS Payment of Parking Tax Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov (L) launched the SMS pakring tax payment on Monday. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

Sofia is among the first European capitals that offer its citizens to pay their parking tax with a sms starting from Monday.

From now on all who want to pay their parking tax will have to send a text message to number 1302 if they are Mtel or Globul subscribers. Until now paying for the service happened only with buying parking tickets.

The price for an hour's stay in the blue parking zones is again BGN 1. To this the mobile operators add the price for the sent text message. After sending the sms, the person will get a reply that the payment was successful. Five minutes before the pre-paid hour elapses, the subscriber will receive a notification.

The blue zones, where people can pay via SMS for parking, are three. The firs zone includes the Alexander Nevski square, Moskovska Street in front of the Vassil Levski monument and Oborishte Street.

The second zone wraps the Narodno Sabranie square and the side lane of the Tzar Osvoboditel Boulevard. The third zone is at the Macedonia Square.
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plamenski - 2 Jul 2007 // 20:39:07

Само камС?РёРє ще оправи работата! ;-)

Bai Tashko - 2 Jul 2007 // 19:15:04

Satellite TV Bulgaria reported that when the cameras were introduced, accidents, red light runnings, etc. went down for a while. Then the “smart” BG motorists realized that the cops were swamped with video material and there was nobody to process it, issue tickets and collect the fines, so things went back to “normal”. Sad but true.

CreepyS - 2 Jul 2007 // 17:54:23


"Dude this can happen in any nationality."

Right. But watching the plamenski video, I really think that THIS (what we see on the Sofia crossroads) cannot happen in any nationality - cars go really straight on to bump into other cars or smash a pedestrian and pedestrians do the same with cars with predictable effect.

Only one white car tried to avoid major accident and actually did - the others drive like zombies - speed up, straight on and boom. WTF does it mean??

plamenski - 2 Jul 2007 // 14:47:34

Agree 100% with Robin, especially if a war like this IS staged on the streets of Sofia every day.
WARNING: Do not watch this video if you tend to faint easiliy! ;-)


Robin - 2 Jul 2007 // 14:14:17

So they can get this working, but they can't set up a nationwide system of speed cameras? Jeeeez... Someone in the BG government really needs to take a course on "Prioritisation".

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