Abu Dhabi: Vehicle owners who have left their vehicle parked for more than a month in a public car park in Abu Dhabi must pay the unpaid fees to avoid legal action.
The emirate’s transport sector regulator, the Department of Municipalities and Transport’s Integrated Transport Center (ITC), on Wednesday issued an alert via its social media platforms to vehicle owners who had left vehicles parked in the M18 parking lot in Musaffah, or in a parking structure in Mawaqif, for more than a month.
“ITC calls on all vehicle owners to follow up with the public parking administration at the truck parking lot or the main multi-storey parking control room, to update their vehicle data. and pay any outstanding fees. Failure to do so could result in the ITC taking necessary legal action in coordination with the relevant authorities in the emirate,” the ITC statement read.
Pay unpaid fees
“ITC [also] calls on all vehicle owners who have parked their vehicles for a long period of time without registering them or paying the necessary fees to abide by the rules and regulations for managing public parking,” the regulator added.
When using Mawaqif parking facilities, vehicle owners should ensure that they do not block other vehicles. The ITC takes legal action if these regulations are not followed and considers these vehicles to be “abandoned”.
A legal action
“Failure to cooperate may lead to legal action, including the auctioning of abandoned vehicles after a notice period has expired. ITC is keen to facilitate the mobility of individuals, to protect the rights of others, to ensure the safety and security of the community and to eliminate any practice that may affect the general outlook of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi,” the ITC added.