Bahrain to install more parking meters
Manama, June 28, 2014
The Bahrain Ministry of Works will start operating new parking meters in capital Manama and other key areas such as Muharraq starting from next month.
The ministry announcement comes following the directives from 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 Kadhim Abdul Latif said the Ministry is set to install 54 new meters in the old Manama Suq and Muharraq area next month as part of the second phase of the parking meters project.
The project is implemented in coordination with the Traffic General Directorate.
"The Ministry will install the meters on several 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," stated Abdul Latif.
The ministry had 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.
These meters work on solar energy and do not require electrical connections. Also, they have the capacity to serve 20 parking spaces, explained Abdul Latif.
"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," he added.-TradeArabia News Service