In an attempt to dispel the region of unnecessary traffic amidst isolation period, Parking is to become free across Abu Dhabi.
The emirate’s Department of Municipalities and Transport said the suspension of paid parking would begin on Monday.
.@AbuDhabiDMT announces the suspension of Mawaqif parking fees for a period of three weeks starting from tomorrow Monday and subject to revision and extension pic.twitter.com/CCuNIGrRjD
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The initiative is scheduled to last three weeks but is subject to revision and extension. For those who must go out, The Department of Municipalities and Transport have announced that Mawaqif parking fees will be suspended for three weeks from Monday March 30.
All Mawaqif parking bays will be free of charge for those out for essential supplies and who live next to Mawaqif parking lots.
Public transport is suspended during the disinfection period so buses can be cleaned. Responsible for public transport in Abu Dhabi, The Integrated Transportation Centre, also sterilises bus stations and waiting halls every two hours.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) tweeted on Friday, March 27, that public parking across the emirate would be free from 8pm until 6am the following day during the ongoing national sterlisation programme. The programme ends on the morning of April 5.