First day for the Area C congestion charge zone

According to the first data collected by the operations center of the city municipal police, thanks to the congestion charge zone, the cars entering Area C, have decreased by 40%.

"The impression is that there has been a drastic reduction of vehicle accesses to the centre" said Pierfrancesco Maran, the Milan councilor of Mobility.

Over the last few days, the Area C web site and call center have been working at full capacity. Up until Monday morning, and only through the web portal that allows the almost immediate calculation of the transactions, over 8,000 access tickets were purchased and more than 9,000 residents, shopkeepers and artisans had registered for a total of 17,000 total operations.