Multiple options to pay parking fee in Sharjah

SHARJAH - Sharjah Municipality has started installing the first batch of 240 new advanced technology paid parking meters this week.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Mon 31 Jul 2006, 11:18 AM

Last updated: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 7:29 PM

The meters are the first of their kind to be introduced in the UAE. A total of 600 meters are to be fixed in various areas at an estimated cost of Dh29 million.

The meters are to be installed in Al Gubaibah, Al Manakh, Al Qassimiya, Abu Shagara, Al Majaz 1 and Al Majaz 2 areas, as well as Jamal Abdul Naser, King Faisal and King Abdul Aziz roads besides Al Guwair Area and Al Buhaira Corniche extension.

Abdullah Al Amri, Director-General of Sharjah Municipality, said that there are several methods that can be used to pay for tickets. “With the new machines, you can either use coins, prepaid parking cards, or you can use your mobile phone.”

"The municipality is making great efforts to improve the unpaved parking areas and install machines there," he said.

These meters will enable residents to pay for tickets via mobile phones. The meters will be connected to a control room at the municipality, so any violation of parking tickets will be sent directly to Traffic Police," said Al Amiri, adding, ''if any technical damage happens to the system, employees at the control room will be able to detect it''.

The new machines will contribute towards organising the parking problems in crowded areas and also help in keeping the traffic problems in the emirate to a minimum. It will also send the traffic violations information directly and quickly to the traffic department, in addition to organising the parking lots in Sharjah, minimising traffic congestion and improving traffic flow.

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