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Abu Dhabi to Get Seven More Vehicle Inspection Stations

Staff Reporter / 30 December 2009

ABU DHABI — Seven more vehicle inspection stations will be opened in the emirate of Abu Dhabi for checking the mechanical condition of light vehicles during registration renewals.

Three of the stations will be in Abu Dhabi city, one will serve Khalifa A and Shahama areas, two will be in Ghayathi and Delma in the Western Region and one in Al Yahar in Al Ain.

The Abu Dhabi Police has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) to develop the light vehicles’ technical inspection services.

Lt-Col. Suhail Saeed Al Khaili, head of the Vehicles Licensing Section in the Department of Vehicles and Drivers Licensing, Abu Dhabi Police, said the stations will ensure compliance with international standards to reduce air pollutants from vehicles and to achieve the highest levels of road safety.

Two separate rooms will be allocated at each station, one for technical inspection and the other where vehicle owners’ can process their transactions swiftly.

Al Khaili said the establishment of these stations coincide with the renovation of the nine old stations located in Abu Dhabi, Al Samha, Bani Yas, Musaffah, Al Ain, Masakin, Al Wajan, Al Sila and Madinat Zayed. The refurbishments will include more lanes as well as the use of the latest technology.

“The refurbishment as well the addition of new stations has taken into account the future increase of population in these areas,” explained Al Khaili.

The Abu Dhabi government had previously initiated measures to reduce air pollution to preserve the environment by implementing the strategy of using natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicles.

olivia@khaleejtimes.com

 
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