Park ve­hi­cles at des­ig­nated places

Oman Daily Observer - - FRONT PAGE - SA­MUEL KUTTY MUS­CAT, JAN 12

Any vehicle that is left at a pub­lic place in the cap­i­tal city and pos­ing de­face­ment of the area will be towed away.

“The mu­nic­i­pal­ity has the laws passed to tow the vehicle from the place. The ex­penses for this act will have to be born by the owner”, said a civic of­fi­cial.

Ar­ti­cle 2 of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity decision 171/2018 pro­hibits own­ers from leav­ing their ve­hi­cles in pub­lic places lead­ing to a dis­torted look of the place.

“In this case, the mu­nic­i­pal­ity will stick a warn­ing poster on the ve­hi­cles. The own­ers will have to re­move the vehicle within 14 days from the issue of no­tice,” the of­fi­cial said.

Ac­cord­ing to him, thou­sands of ve­hi­cles are towed away from dif­fer­ent areas in the city in­clud­ing Mut­trah, Wadi Kabir, Ruwi, Bausher and the places in and around the Ghala in­dus­trial area.

While urg­ing the cit­i­zens and res­i­dents to park their ve­hi­cles at des­ig­nated places, the of­fi­cial said, “the mu­nic­i­pal­ity will not take any responsibility for dam­age in­curred to the vehicle dur­ing its trans­porta­tion to the dump sites”, he said.

He said that if any vehicle is found to be used for trans­port­ing haz­ardous ma­te­rial and not re­moved from the date of is­su­ing no­tice, a fine of RO 1,000 will be slapped on the owner.

Ac­cord­ing to the new decision issued by the mu­nic­i­pal­ity in De­cem­ber last, RO 200 will be im­posed as fine on buses 15 with or less pas­sen­ger ca­pac­ity, cars, mo­tor­bikes and bi­cy­cles which are found to be left as aban­doned.

For trucks, trail­ers, trac­tors and big buses, the fine will be RO 400 and an ad­di­tional RO 5 will be im­posed for each day, if the vehicle is not col­lected from the yards.

Ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial, the mu­nic­i­pal­ity re­serves the right to auc­tion off the vehicle in case of fail­ure to re­move the ve­hi­cles.

“The civic au­thor­i­ties will co­or­di­nate with the Royal Oman Po­lice in this re­gard if there is no re­sponse or if the due is not paid within 90 days of car with­drawal from the pub­lic place”, he added.

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