In response to directives from HE the General Traffic Directorate’s General Manager and Chief of the Traffic Council Technical Committee Shaikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa to increase the number of parking spaces by creating new parking meters, MoW’s Roads Planning & Design Director Eng. Kadhim Abdul Latif revealed that the Ministry is to install 54 new parking meters in the old Manama Suq and Muharraq next month; as part of phase 2 of the parking meters project. The project is implemented in coordination with the Traffic General Directorate.
The new parking meters demonstrates the Ministry’s efforts to provide the best services by enhancing the capacity of the available parking spaces, support the commercial activity and help citizens accomplish the works that require short time, organize traffic, and alleviate traffic congestion resulting from wrong parking.
‘The Ministry will install the new parking meters in a number of roads in Manama; namely Al Khalifa Avenue, Bab Al Bahrain Avenue, the Government Avenue, Lulu Avenue, Shaikh Abdulla Avenue, Exhibition Road, Gudaibiya Avenue and Shaikh Hamad Avenue in Muharraq,’ said Abdul Latif.
The Ministry of Works completed the installation of 36 Pay & Display meters in the Diplomatic Area in the first phase of the project. The meters operate on a modern electronic system based on the latest developments in parking meters management.
The new Pay & Display meters work on solar energy and do not require electrical connections. Also, the have the capacity to serve 20 parking spaces. The meter can be programmed and tracked through the computer. Pay & Display meters operate on coins and will also operate on special cards in the future. Maintenance for such meters is very limited and they can be programmed to many international languages.
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