Court blocks increase of Rome's ZTL

Parking permits currently not being issued or renewed

The regional administrative tribunal (TAR) of the Lazio region has blocked Rome mayor Ignazio Marino from introducing substantial increases to the cost of permits to access the city's limited traffic zone (ZTL) areas.

The proposed changes were put forward by the capital's transport councillor Guido Improta as part of Marino's controversial plan to curtail private traffic in the centre of Rome. Improta has been holding emergency talks with Marino since 3 March when the court ruled against the increased charges, following an appeal by consumer watchdog Codacons.

In the meantime the issuing and renewal of all ZTL permits has been suspended.