The RTA has signed an agreement with TECOM Group, developer of the area, to operate the parking spaces at Al Barsha Heights Image Credit: Gulf News

Dubai: Motorist will have to shell out Dh4 per hour to park at Barsha Heights from November 17, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Wednesday.

The RTA has signed an agreement with TECOM Group, developer of the area, to operate the parking spaces at Al Barsha Heights. All parking slots in the area has been designated under Zone ‘A’, which means users will have to pay Dh4 per hour and Dh2 for 30 minutes.

According to the RTA, the step aims to streamline the parking lots in the area, which currently witness high occupancy rates.

Barsha Heights, formerly known as TECOM, is one of the recently developed areas housing more than 100 high-rise buildings, popular with thousands of expatriate families and businesses.

Code A

“This agreement shall come into effect on Saturday November 17, 2018. It stems from RTA’s keenness to improve the parking services all over Dubai and contributes to the desired integrated traffic system, through encouraging people to use public transport modes, and ensuring the smooth flow in parking spaces,” said Osama Al Safi, Director of Parking at RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency.

He added that the parking zone of Al Barsha Heights shall bear Code ‘A’, which means RTA’s seasonal parking cards are valid for use in the area.

“At TECOM, we always seek to cooperate with various public entities in Dubai, especially RTA, to support their vision and plans to facilitate the life of citizens and residents. Under this context, we are collaborating with RTA in support of its efforts to carry out its mission and upgrade the traffic system in Dubai,” said Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Commercial Officer, TECOM Group.