Abu Dhabi Department of Transport deploys Mawaqif inspectors in Al Ain
As part of its commitment to providing world-class solutions to manage parking requirements in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi today announced that it is gearing up to launch a complete Mawaqif service programme in Al Ain City. As part of the service, Mawaqif inspectors will be soon deployed at key locations to raise public awareness of the benefits of Mawaqif.
The DoT stressed that it has completed all requirements to commence the service, which will be free of charge for the initial period, including a study on the important 1st phase areas of the project, which encompass most congested commercial, service and cultural locations in the heart of the city. This study is aimed to gauge the actual parking bay needs for those areas and what solutions can be provided. Some of these areas have their pavements and curbstones already painted in the distinctive Mawaqif colours.
Mohammed Hamad Bin Fahad Al Muhairi, General Manager of Mawaqif at the Department of Transport said, "The launch of Mawaqif service in Al Ain is in line with the DoT's strategy to come up with efficient, integrated and proactive solution to help motorists reach various destinations easily and encourage them to use other transportation modes, especially the available public transportation system.
"Mawaqif will be implemented in various stages, commencing with heavily congested areas, to relieve pressure on parking bays. I also invite the public to cooperate by fully adhering to parking laws and regulations and communicating with us for any suggestions and ideas deemed important to optimise the service", he added.
In May this year, in cooperation with Al Ain Municipality, the DoT inaugurated the first underground multi-storey parking building in Al Ain City, with the capacity to accommodate 424 vehicles. The building is on Zayed Bin Sultan Street, one of the most dynamic streets in down town Al Ain, and adjacent to some of the city's key attractions such as Al Nakheel Oasis, Al Ain National Museum, Al Murabba Fort, the Old Souq, and the fruit and vegetable market.