Dubai's RTA exempts vehicles from paid parking for two weeks
Heightened restrictions have been placed on the flow of people and traffic in Dubai’s Al Ras area to facilitate disinfection
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has exempted vehicles from paying at public parking and multi-storey parking in Dubai for two weeks from Tuesday, 31 March, up to Monday, 13 April, 2020.
The RTA’s decision to implement free-of-charge parking for two weeks is aimed at supporting the public during a period when preventive measures such as the National Disinfection Programme are being implemented by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and the Ministry of Interior.
The authority has also reiterated its support for the government’s remote work initiative and its directives to citizens and residents to #StayAtHome.
In addition, the Dubai Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management have heightened restrictions throughout the day on the movement of people and traffic in Dubai’s Al Ras area to facilitate intensified sterilisation procedures.
The restrictions, which will be effective from the morning of Tuesday 31 March, will last for the next two weeks.
To support the initiative, Dubai’s RTA will implement a comprehensive plan to manage traffic and public transport modes in the Al Ras area. The plan includes the closure of entrances leading to the area from three main roads and interchanges: Al Musalla, Al Khaleej, and Baniyas Streets.
The plan also includes the closure of three stations on the metro green line: Al Ras, Palm Deira and Baniyas Square. The metro will pass through the area without stopping at these stations.
In addition, all bus routes to Baniyas area will be diverted to Al Musalla, Al Khaleej and Omar Bin Al Khattab streets, and all taxi movement to the area will be restricted, according to the state-run Dubai Media Office.