Dubai: Finding an empty parking lot may soon be easier to find.
The municipality has announced that it will introduce new paid parking zones in Sharjah to tackle the parking shortage in the city.
The new parking metres have already been installed along the streets of Umm Al Tarafa, Abdul Rahman Ibn Awf street, Khalil Mutran street and Street Number 9, and will become operational on May 18, 2017.
Installing more parking metres in the city, according to Sharjah Municipality, is expected to prevent motorists from parking their vehicles for long periods.
To curb the number of motorists leaving their vehicles next to residential areas, Sharjah has already ended free midday parkings.
During the month of Ramadan, the parking metres will run from 8am to midnight.
The municipality also offers motorists alternative solutions for paying for their parking fees by sending an SMS to 5566 or subscribing to their seasonal parking cards, which are available in different values and periods of validity.
The cards are available for all areas of the city or for specific areas for three months, six months, or per year.