The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, and free-zone authority, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, DMCC signed an agreement on Monday to introduce paid parking in Dubai’s bustling JLT district.
Residents and visitors will be required to pay parking fees in the area through smart services via the RTA DUBAI App and through text message.
The fees will be charged at a rate of AED4 per hour according to newly demarcated parking zones, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm from Saturday to Thursday. Premium parking will be provided at a rate of AED10 per hour for a maximum of 3 hours.
The new deal aims to maximise the number of parking spots by introducing new spaces and charges according to different new parking zones in the area.
The first stage will identify different zones across 1,936 spaces this year, and the second stage will introduce 460 new parking spaces in the area by 2020, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency Maitha bin Adai said.
“There will be no seasonal parking permits for this area as residential parking is provided within the blocks," she added.
Several parking slots have also been allocated at the entrances of blocks for people with disabilities.
Providing the 92,500 residents of the busy JLT district with smart parking solutions aims to make their fast-paced lives more convenient, the officials said.
"Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in today's world, and Jumeirah Lakes Towers is one of its most exciting and busiest districts. Providing smart, efficient and high quality solutions for the people of Dubai has been high on the government’s agenda,” said Adai.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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