|17 February, 2020

Over 5,000 new parking spaces to come up in Al Ain

The new parking scheme aims to provide innovative parking solutions, streamline the traffic flow and curb disorderly parking in the city.

Image used for illustrative purpose. New vehicles kept in a storage parking lot in Cairo, Egypt, March 7, 2019.

Image used for illustrative purpose. New vehicles kept in a storage parking lot in Cairo, Egypt, March 7, 2019.

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More than 5,000 new parking slots will be created in Al Ain city starting March 1 to ease the traffic flow and provide orderly parking for motorists.

The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi announced on Monday that the initiative that will involve the establishment of 5,198 paid parking bays in Al Ain Mall area (Othman Ibn Affan Street) and Al Sarouj area (Zayed bin Sultan Street) is part of implementing the second phase of the public parking scheme (Mawaqif) in Al Ain.

The new parking sectors to be activated comprise 830 standard parking bays at Al Hosn, 581 standard parking bays at Al Murabaa, 2,137 standard parking bays along with 158 premium parking bays at Al Kuwaitat, and 1,492 standard parking bays at Al Neyadat.

The paid parking scheme was implemented in Al Ain city from August 2017 to provide world-class solutions to effectively manage parking requirements and to resolve the parking problem in Al Ain due to the growing population and significant increase in the number of registered vehicles.

Officials said implementing paid parking in Al Ain city will make the city more organized through the provision of more and proper parking spaces to residents and families and will prevent illegal parking especially in sandy areas or on pavements.

"The overall objective is to ensure the smooth flow of traffic and reduce random parking all over the city," officials said in a statement.

"ITC calls on motorists in residential areas to obtain resident parking permits from the affiliated customers happiness centres or online via (www.itc.gov.ae) before the activation of the parking management to avoid fines. Permits shall be valid from the actual date of the service launch."

The annual fees for residents permit for expats is Dh800 for the first permit, and Dh1,200 for the second permit. Permits are also issued bi-annually for Dh400 for the first permit and Dh600 for the second permit, according to the remaining time of the tenant contract, or as per the tenant's request.

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