UK-based business process outsourcing firm, Capita has recently announced plans to hire 900 additional staff for London’s low emission zones and congestion charge following it bagging a five-year extension deal from Transport for London (TfL).
Reportedly, the deal was worth £355 million and involves work related to the ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) that are scheduled to be expanded by the end of October 2021.
According to reliable sources, these measures, along with the congestion charge, would help London to enhance its air quality by limiting polluting vehicles out of the city. Vehicle drivers would be charged £12.50 every day, except Christmas Day, for riding in the zone without meeting stricter exhaust emission norms.
This payment comes as an addition to the £15 congestion charge that is mandatory for those driving between 7 am to 10 pm in central London. However, motorbikes do not have to pay this congestion charge.
Currently, Capita processes 1.5 million roadside images on an average per day for managing these zones and is planning to migrate its existing solution to the cloud as it commences to manage the expanded ULEZ. Looking at the current scenario, Capita has revealed that the majority of its new recruits could work from home or remotely.
The company’s new task would include monitoring of a new lorry safety scheme that is centered around minimizing the road traffic accident victims. The deal comes as a significant milestone for Capita’s chief executive Jon Lewis, especially at a time where the speculations of TfL taking the services in-house and ending ties with Capita were high.
Lewis said that the company is happy to extend its long-standing partnership with Transport for London. Capita is looking forward to working across numerous divisions to administer and manage the congestion charge, ULEZ and LEZ.