Residents in Abu Dhabi will get a breather of three weeks before fines are imposed in context of the new parking scheme that is being implemented in the city. The new scheme comes into effect from August 18. The grace period has been introduced in order to lend residents more time to familiarize themselves with the new parking rules.
The Department of Transport (DoT) said that 42 areas in the city will be under the ambit of the new parking scheme which includes areas around Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Mussaffah Bridge and Maqta Bridge among others. To put the new measures in place, an additional 26,000 parking slots have also been allotted. However, the outskirts of the city will not be under the influence of the new parking system.
The implementation of the new rules essentially signifies that owners of vehicles will now have to shell out money to pay for parking spaces. The areas that are meant for residents have been earmarked with Mawaqif signs marked as such.