Abu Dhabi Sector Merge Means More Parking Spaces
Overcoming parking spaces issues in Abu Dhabi has been carefully looked at by the Integrated Transport Center (ITC) of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT), as they have announced that a number of sectors in Abu Dhabi were merged since 1st January, 2017.
Permits holders will now be able to park their vehicles in any of the sectors, due to the recent merge.
“This step is part of Mawaqif’s strategy to come up with sustainable solutions to parking spaces by increasing the number of them,” said Mohammed Hamad Al Muhairi, Director of Mawaqif.
“Adding more parking spaces will help the public easily find spaces to stop their vehicles and prevent random parking that causes hindering the traffic and ruining the general appearance of the Emirate.”
In sector E16, E16-1 and E16-2 were merged together. Sectors E18-1 E18-2 and E18-3 were merged in E18. Whereas sector E19 was merged with W14-2. Moreover, sector W12 was merged with W10. Sector E1 was merged with E2. According to the merge, permit holders of any of the aforementioned sectors can use any of the available parking spaces within the merged blocks.
Sector W7-1 permit holders can use parking spaces in W7-2, but not the opposite. In addition, permit holders of sector E9-2 are allowed to use parking spaces in E7 and E9-1 but not the opposite.
Moreover, permit holders in sector E20-2 are allowed to use parking spaces in W15-2, but also not the opposite.
“Merging the sectors aims to upgrade the transportation infrastructure by dedicating effective and integrated solutions to the public. This way, finding a parking space is easier,” stated Al Muhairi.
He also mentioned that it is illegal to park on yellow and grey markings, in the middle of the road, double-parking, drop off and pick up points, pedestrian crossings, access points and fire hydrants. In addition to that, he said that inspectors are available in the aforesaid sectors to assure following the regulations.