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Abu Dhabi issued 15,000 park permits in 2010

By Staf

Abu Dhabi Transport Department issued nearly 15,000 parking permits in 2010 as it is pushing ahead with a major project to regulate parking spaces for the more than 400,000 vehicles in the capital, press reports said on Monday.

The Department’s Mawaqif  (parking) section has already set up nearly 40,000 parking spaces and more would be created in the remaining areas, Alkhaleej newspaper said, quoting Mawaqif director general Najib Al Zarouni.

“The parking system is intended to ensure sufficient spaces for cars not to collect fines…we have taken the best global practices in implementing this project and we believe the parking crisis will be solved gradually,” he said.

The paper quoted a statement by Mawaqif as saying that it would not accept part payments by applicants seeking to obtain parking permits in their areas, adding that Dh800 must be paid for one car and Dh2,000 for two vehicles annually.