Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Paid Parking in Abu Dhabi Likely Soon

Paid Parking in Abu Dhabi Likely Soon
Adel Arafah for KHALEEJ TIMES 16 September 2008

abu dhabi -— Paid parking system is likely to be implemented in the emirate of Abu Dhabi soon.

The Municipal Affairs Department of Abu Dhabi has submitted its report on paid car parking system to the emirate’s Executive Council for approval and implementation.

Abu Dhabi Municipality has already signed a contract with an international company for installing and operating the new car parking machines in the capital, Engineer Jumaa Mubarak Al Junaibi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Municipality told Khaleej Times.

The implementation of the system will be gradual and will be done in phases, he said.

Elaborating further, he said the paid car parking machines would be initially installed in specific areas, including Tourist Club, Al Khalidiya, Madinat Zayed, Airport Road and Al Muroor Road. The system can be easily used by motorists, who can pay the charges through their mobile phones, credit cards, pre-paid car park cards, bank notes and coins.

The charges will vary according to the locations, but the normal charges have been fixed at Dh1 per hour, Al Junaibi noted.

Abu Dhabi Municipality will monitor the collection of charges and issuing of tickets against violators.

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