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RTA launches ‘Student Parking’ cards

Subscription cards will allow university and college students to park in public parking lots within 500 metres of their educational institutions

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Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the issuance of a subscription card branded ‘Student Parking’ as part of its community-oriented initiatives for this segment. The initiative targets students who are studying in colleges, universities and higher education institutions in Dubai emirate with a view to realising RTA’s third strategic goal ‘People Happiness.’

Usama Al Safi, director of parking at RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency said, the ‘Student Parking’ card is issued to students of universities and higher academic institutions in Dubai and entitles them to use public parking lots around campuses within a 500-metre radius, bearing codes A, B, C and D, against a fee of Dh300 for three months.

“Documents required to obtain the Student Parking card are: approved certificate from the university or college proving that the applicant is registered as a student, the applicant’s driving licence, and a vehicle ownership card in the name of the applicant or any of his or her first or second-degree relatives. The Parking Card bears specific details for validation such as vehicle registration number, type of card, validity date, and authorised areas.

According to the RTA, a maximum of three vehicles can be added to a single card providing that it is used for only one vehicle at a time. The card should be displayed on the vehicle windscreen to avoid offences and is invalid for use in reserved or designated parking slots for other entities or categories.

Students interested in getting the parking card can get in touch with the RTA’s customer service centre by calling 8009090 or by visiting the website www.rta.ae.

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