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Video: Sharjah shuts 30 illegal sand parking lots

Web Report/Sharjah
Filed on March 28, 2021
Screengrab from video: Sharjah Municipality/Twitter

Such sand lots, referred to as kaccha parking, violate municipal codes.

The Sharjah City Municipality has begun a campaign to crack down on sand parking lots in all areas of the city.

A video shared by the civic body shows municipal inspectors and policemen posting leaflets on cars parked in the lots. The owners are asked to remove their cars and use authorised parking spaces.

Such sand lots, referred to as kaccha parking, violate municipal codes.

Conducted in cooperation with the Sharjah Police, the authorities are cracking the whip on 7,500 spaces that exist in Al Nahda area alone.

It has already closed 30 sand lots this year.

Earlier, a top official had told Khaleej Times that "many negative practices" have been detected in these areas - haphazard parking being one of them.

Cars are parked randomly and invariably block the way. "Those trying to move their vehicles call the police and waste their time to address the problem. Improper parking also causes damage to some vehicles as little space is left between cars.

"These sand parking lots don't have entrances or exits, which often makes it difficult to get out of the confounding muddle."

The civic body provides 2,500 city-regulated parking spaces, in addition to over 2,000 lots for residential buildings.





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