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De­cree states Dubai force will soon start charg­ing for ser­vices

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By 7DAYS News Team @7DAYSUAE

Dubai Po­lice are to start charg­ing the pub­lic for some of its ser­vices, in­clud­ing deal­ing with traf­fic ac­ci­dents.

The move was agreed by HH Sheikh Ham­dan bin Mo­hammed bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chair­man of Dubai Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment by Dubai Me­dia Of­fice.

The money made from the fees would be ploughed back into the force to “fur­ther de­velop and en­hance ser­vices pro­vided to its cus­tomers”, it added.

How­ever, the state­ment did not say how much the fees would be or when they would come in.

Ear­lier this year, Sheikh Ham­dan is­sued a sim­i­lar de­cree say­ing that the am­bu­lance ser­vice could bill peo­ple Dhs6,770 for at­tend­ing crashes. The fee would be cov­ered by the per­son’s in­sur­ance com­pany, a move that prompted ex­perts to warn pre­mi­ums would go up.

In yes­ter­day’s state­ment, the me­dia of­fice said Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil Res­o­lu­tion No (15) of 2016 “ap­proves the fees for a num­ber of ser­vices pro­vided by Dubai Po­lice”.

It said the types of ser­vices to be charged in­clude trans­port­ing light and heavy ve­hi­cles.

The state­ment added that mov­ing mo­tor­bikes from one place to an­other and de­tain­ing light and heavy ve­hi­cles would need to be paid for. It added: “The Res­o­lu­tion fur­ther out­lines new­ly­in­tro­duced fees for ser­vices such as is­su­ing cer­tifi­cates and per­mits as well as in­spect­ing traf­fic ac­ci­dent sites.”

The state­ment by Dubai Me­dia Of­fice ended by say­ing the res­o­lu­tion would be valid from the date of its pub­li­ca­tion in the Of­fi­cial Gazette. ali.shouk@7days.ae

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