By Nicola Cowell
THE Mayor of La Linea says his five euro ‘congestion charge’ will come into effect in October, despite widespread criticism.
Alejandro Sanchez wants to charge every car travelling to Gibraltar five euros to pass through the town, a toll which he likens to congestion charges in cities like London.
The mayor, who has an overall majority within the town’s council, says he does not expect a problem in getting council approval for the charge, which will exclude Gibraltar locals.
“I am ready for any measure by the Zapatero government to block the proposal,” he said.
Large lorries carrying construction waste into the rock will also be subject to a ‘radical charge’ as part of the plans, which the mayor hopes to put in place in time for the October bank holiday.
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