Mu­nic­i­pal­ity plans to build four multi-level park­ing fa­cil­i­ties in Ruwi

Muscat Daily - - NATION - Swapna Taraf­dar

In a first Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity is con­sid­er­ing pro­pos­als to build multi-level park­ing fa­cil­i­ties at four lo­ca­tions in Ruwi. This the mu­nic­i­pal­ity says will help to over­come the prob­lem of lim­ited park­ing slots in the area.

In a writ­ten re­ply, Shabib bin Harib bin Hamed, as­sis­tant di­rec­tor gen­eral in the Direc­torate Gen­eral of In­vest­ment and Eco- nomic De­vel­op­ment in Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity said, “We would like to in­form you that the mu­nic­i­pal­ity put for­ward a lim­ited bid for some spe­cialised com­pa­nies to build and man­age multi-storey park­ing fa­cil­i­ties at four lo­ca­tions in Ruwi (North Com­mer­cial District) and pro­pos­als are now be­ing an­a­lysed.”

A pri­vate au­to­mated mul­ti­level park­ing fa­cil­ity which can ac­com­mo­date as many as 170 cars has al­ready come up in the CBD area in Ruwi.

Hamed added that the ex­pected pro­ject du­ra­tion will be de­ter­mined af­ter the com­ple­tion of tech­ni­cal anal­y­sis of the pro­pos­als.

Ap­pre­ci­at­ing the move of Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, a regular vis­i­tor to the CBD area said, “It will be a bless­ing as peo­ple have started park­ing in the nearby wadi due to the non-avail­abil­ity of slots in the busy morn­ing hours. They do not bother about the fines.”

An of­fice-goer in CBD said, “I have to park my car very far from the of­fice. There are days when I have to drive around in the area for 15-20 min­utes be­fore I can find a slot to park.”

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