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All London road charging schemes will be temporarily suspended to help critical workers move around the capital during the coronavirus crisis.
Transport for London (TfL) said the Congestion Charge, Ultra Low Emission Zone and Low Emission Zone would stop operating from Monday until further notice.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan asked for the suspension to ensure workers like NHS staff could get around easily.
The move will also help ensure supply chains, including for supermarkets, could continue, as well as keeping roads clear for emergency vehicles.
With some Tube stations being closed and the Government asking people to limit social contact, driving to work was the “simplest option” for many critical workers, TfL said.
Emphasising Government advice to avoid unnecessary travel, it asked drivers to consider “the wider implications” when thinking about using their vehicles.
Mr Khan said: “This is not an invitation to take to your cars.