Parking violators to be fined

With a shortage of carparks in the emirate, the Sharjah Municipality is currently issuing fines to car owners who use two parking spaces to park their cars.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Tue 11 Dec 2012, 9:35 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:30 PM

Sultan Al Mualla, Director-General of Sharjah Municipality, said a large number of motorists were already issued fines of Dh200 for occupying two parking spaces in Jamal Abdul Nasser, Al Majaz and many such areas. In order to minimise such practices, the municipality has started using white marble pieces to mark the parking spaces instead of white paint which needs frequent repainting. The traditional way of marking parking spaces results in increasing the violations and the unclear lines encourage violators to argue that he or she could not see the line, the municipality said.

Meanwhile, authorities are also increasing the number of multi-storey parking in various areas, at a cost of Dh125 million. The municipality is currently working on transferring all the sandy areas in the city to parking lots. The new parking spaces are aimed at solving the parking issues in the emirate and also minimising traffic congestion and parking violations. The municipality says the charges of these new parking spaces will be affordable.

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