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Introduction
Vehicles over 5 tonnes can only enter the centre region of Bucharest at a certain time and only with a permit. There is zone A and zone B. The cost of the permit depends on the zone and the weight of the vehicle.

Dates and details
Since 2004 – restriction of freight vehicles
Since 2005 – permit scheme for vehicles over 5 tonnes.
From 1 July to 31 August:
- between 20:00 - 07:00, vehicles over 5 tonnes can access and circulate the affected areas only with permit;
- between 07:00 - 20:00, there is a ban for vehicles over 5 tonnes

From 1 September to 30 June:
- between 19:00 - 08:00, vehicles over 5 tonnes can access and circulate the affected areas only with permit
- between 08:00 - 19:00, there is a ban for vehicles over 5 tonnes.

Vehicles affected
Vehicles over 5 tonnes.

Costs
table Bucharest (Mukesh, please put in table)

Type of restriction
Permit scheme. Freight vehicles over 5 tonnes can only enter the designated areas in certain time and only with a permit.

Alternative transport
Bucharest public transport

Scheme Boundary
Bucharest map

Zona A:
Bounded by the following streets:
Bd. Dacia, Str. Traian, Str. Nerva Traian, Bd. O.Goga, Pasaj Mărăşeşti, Bd. Mărăşeşti, Str. Mitropolit Nifon, Bd. Libertăţii, Calea 13 Septembrie, Şos. Pandurilor, Şos. Grozăveşti, Şos. Orhideelor, Bd. Dinicu Golescu, Piaţa Gării de Nord, Calea Griviţei, Şos. N. Titulescu, Bd. Banu Manta, Bd. I. Mihalache, Bd. Averescu, Bd. C-tin Prezan, Bd. Aviatorilor, Bd. Mircea Eliade, Str. P.I. Ceaikovski, Str. B. Văcărescu, Str. Tunari, Bd. Dacia.

Zona B:
Bounded by the following streets:
Bd. Aerogării, Str. Alex. Şerbănescu, Str. B. Văcărescu, Str. Fabrica de Glucoză, Şos. Petricani, Str. Doamna Ghica, Şos. Colentina, Şos. Fundeni, Str. Morarilor, Bd. Basarabia, Bd. 1 Decembrie 1918, Bd. Th. Pallady, Bd. Camil Ressu, Str. Fizicienilor, Bd. Energeticienilor, Calea Vitan, Şos. Vitan Bârzeşti, Str. Ion Iriceanu, Str. Turnu Măgurele, Str. Luică, Şos. Giurgiului, Str. Alex.Anghel, Str. Zeţarilor, Prelungurea Ferentari, Calea Ferentari, Str. M. Sebastian, Calea 13 Septembrie, Bd. Ghencea, Str. Braşov, Şos. Virtuţii, Calea Crângaşi, Pasaj Grant, Calea Griviţei, Bd. Bucureştii Noi, Str. Jiului, Bd. Poligrafiei, Pasaj Jiului, Str. Băiculeşti, Şos. Străuleşti, Bd. Ion Ionescu de la Brad.

Need to Register?
Permits are issued by the Town Hall of the Municipality of Bucharest through the Administration of Transport, Roads and Traffic Safety. Daily permits are also available from Petrom fuel stations situated on the main access routes to Bucharest.

Payment:
Postal order (for individuals) or money order (for legal entities)
IBAN RO79 TREZ 7002 1160 203 xxxxx
BENEFICIARY PMB
BANK DTCPMB
VAT 4267117
EXPLANATION FEE PER HCGMB 134/2004

Permits valid in zone A are also valid in the B

Foreign vehicles affected?
Yes, are affected.

Retrofitting allowed?
No

Hours of operation
From 1 July to 31 August:
between 20:00 - 07:00, vehicles over 5 tonnes can access and circulate the affected areas only with permit;
between 07:00 - 20:00, there is a ban for vehicles over 5 tonnes

From 1 September to 30 June:
between 19:00 - 08:00, vehicles over 5 tonnes can access and circulate the affected areas only with permit;
between 08:00 - 19:00, there is a ban for vehicles over 5 tonnes.

Enforcement
Manual

Penalty
All infringements will be sanctioned by a fine of between RON 30’000 (6800 EUR) and RON 50’000 (11300 EUR)

National Scheme
no

Exemptions
When in service, the following vehicles are not subject to these restrictions: ambulances, vehicles of the civil protection service, police, fire brigade, gendarmerie, border police, Ministry of National Defence, Ministry of Justice, prison service, Public Ministry, special units of the Romanian Service of Information and of the Service of Guard and Protection.
Furthermore, the following vehicles may access the restricted areas during the hours of the driving ban provided they have a special authorisation :
road maintenance vehicles, vehicles used to tow away damaged or abandoned vehicles or those which are unlawfully parked; vehicles used for the training and examination of candidates applying for driving licences of categories C, CE and CIE; post office vehicles and vehicles belonging to companies providing delivery and courier services; vehicles transporting bread and bakery products or milk in tanks destined for processing; vehicles transporting dangerous goods; vehicles heading for customs offices or industrial areas via specified routes (see below).

Vehicles heading for zone B or for certain customs offices or industrial zones may access the restricted area under cover of a special authorisation and provided they take the following routes:
Access to zone B:
• from the Bucharest - Pitesti highway, via Iuliu Maniu Bvd, Valea Cascadelor St, Valea Oltului
St, Prelungirea Ghencea St;
• from DN6, via Alexandriei main road, Antiaeriana main road
Access to customs offices and industrial areas:
• access to the customs office in Timisoara Bvd - Timisoara Bvd from Valea Cascadelor St or Valea Oltului St up to Romancierilor St and back;
• access to the industrial area between Timisoara Bvd, Iuliu Maniu Bvd, Vasile Milea Bvd, Lujerului St, via Timisoara Bvd, Vasile Milea Bvd, Iuliu Maniu Bvd and back;
• access to the industrial area between Drumul Sarii, M. Sebastian St, Cal.Rahovei and Progresului St, via Calea 13 Septembrie, M. Sebastian St, Razoare St, Progresului St, Panduri main road and back via Calea 13 Septembrie;
• access to the industrial area between Calea Rahovei, G. Cosbuc Bvd, C-tin Istrati St, Progresului St, via Calea Rahovei, G. Cosbuc Bvd, C-tin Istrati St, Progresului St;
• access to the industrial area on the “Rocar” platform, via Toporasi St;
• access to the industrial area between Ziduri Mosi St, Ferdinand Bvd, Obor Railway Station Bvd, Baicului St, Paharnicu Turturea St, Heliade intre Vii St, Doamna Ghica St, via Doamna Ghica St, Heliade intre Vii St, Pharnicu Turturea St, Baicului St, Obor Railway Station Bvd, Ferdinand Bvd, Ziduri Mosi St and back;
• access to the customs office in Expozitiei Bvd, via Bucurestii Noi Bvd, Ion Mihalache Bvd, Clabucet St, Expozitiei Bvd and back via Putul Iui Craciun;
• access to the industrial area in Splaiul Unirii, between Vitan Barzesti main road and Mihai Bravu main road, in Splaiul Unirii, up to Mihai Bravu main road and back

Local name for the scheme
Accesul autovehiculelor grele în municipiul Bucureşti Zona A, Zona B

Further Information
Ordinance
Contact details of the town Direcţia Transporturi, Drumuri şi Siguranţa Circulaţiei Splaiul Independenţei nr. 291-293 Sectorul 6, Tel: 021.305.55.00/1252 021.305.55.55/1252

City website
Bucharest city website
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