Capital to launch parking permits for residents

ABU DHABI — The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi announced today that it will begin implementing Mawaqif’s new service entitled ‘residential permit only’ in several areas in the capital. This initiative comes in line with the department’s continuous efforts to improve parking in the city.

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Published: Sat 25 Dec 2010, 12:21 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:58 PM

The ‘residential permit only’ service will be implemented in all areas managed by Mawaqif in the city of Abu Dhabi, which will allocate number of parking spaces which will equal 75 per cent of resident permit holders in each area.

The newly introduced service will allow only resident permit holders to park in the specified areas in their residential sectors from 9pm to 8am, without having to pay any extra charges. Residents can obtain their electronic permits from customer care centres, where their documents and information will be verified and added into the electronic database.

This permit is available to owners or the tenants and their first-of-kin relationships — mother, father, spouse and kids, in addition to brothers and sisters — with a maximum of two permits per household. Annual fees for the resident permits are Dh800 for the first vehicle and Dh1200 for the second vehicle. Verification and processing of resident permits, takes a minimum of three working days.

“The Department of Transport aims to provide solutions that are comprehensive and sustainable, to absorb the continuous population growth that the city of Abu Dhabi is witnessing by providing much needed infrastructure for all the new building projects taking place,” said Eng. Najib Al Zarooni, General Manager of Parking at the Department of Transport.

“Prior to the implementation of the project, the Department will carry out awareness campaigns, to facilitate the use of the service, and to guide people on learning how to use this service properly,” he added. “We encourage people to abide by the parking rules set in place to avoid any unwanted legal consequences.”

It is worth noting that DoT Abu Dhabi has distributed thousands on information awareness material to alert the public of the upcoming implementation of the new service throughout the sectors where Mawaqif is active. —

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