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23 April 2024

Abandoned cars in Discovery to be seized

By Parag Deulgaonkar

Abandoned cars that have been occupying a public parking space in the Discovery Gardens master community will soon be towed away by the authorities.

Security personnel in the master community have, since his Tuesday, started putting warning notices on these cars, giving their owners three days to move them or they being removed by the authorities.

The notice reads: “Please remove the vehicle within three days otherwise the action will be taken by Dubai Police.”

A security officer who was on the rounds to identify deserted cars told Emirates 24|7: “We are putting a warning notice on cars that are dusty, have worn out tyres. A report will be forwarded to Dubai Police, which will take necessary action.”

Rekha Varis, a resident of Building no. 54, says: “I moved to Discovery Gardens in 2009, and have seen a Peugeot car parked for almost three years now.

“We did inform the security before and they said they would inform the authorities about it. But last week, we saw them finally putting the notice. Good that the eye-sores will be removed.”

Faris Ahmed, another resident, adds that as occupancy levels had gone up in the community, those coming late in the day often don’t find any parking spaces in their clusters.

“People have started to park in the no-parking zones, but if they remove these deserted cars, at least we will have a few more free parking spaces.”

Dubai Police has said earlier that residents should report abandoned cars or cars neglected for a long time to them. In normal cases, the Police will inform the Dubai Municipality to tow away the car, while the police will investigate only if the case is suspicious.

Discovery Gardens development spans over 26 million square foot plot and has 291 buildings with over 25,000 apartments.