224 abandoned vehicles impounded in RAK

224 abandoned vehicles impounded in RAK
224 deserted vehicles impounded in RAK. Supplied photo

Ras Al Khaimah - "Up to 110 different types of vehicles abandoned in public areas were impounded in the first phase of the campaign," said Al Zaabi.



The Ras Al Khaimah Municipality recently impounded 224 abandoned vehicles as part of an intensive campaign. The raids, which have seen as increase recently, started last week, according to Munzir bin Shukr Al Zaabi, director-general of the Ras Al Khaimah Municipality.
"Up to 110 different types of vehicles abandoned in public areas were impounded in the first phase of the campaign," said Al Zaabi.
Indicating that the remaining 114 vehicles were impounded from squares and other areas, he said owners of these areas were not utilising the spaces well.
"Owners of these vehicles have been given one week's grace period, following which they shall face penalties, including vehicle auction."
Al Zaabi said the vehicles, which are not removed from public areas within the grace period, shall be impounded and moved to the municipality impoundment block. be sold in public auction."
The campaign, launched on a regular basis, is meant to sustain the image of the emirate, he noted. "These deserted vehicles also pose a grave security, environmental and health risk."
These deserted vehicles are also blamed for many traffic accidents, Al Zaabi elaborated. "They have been used by some young people to transport drugs and other illegal practices."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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