MME removes 61,524 abandoned vehicles from across the country

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MME removes 61,524 abandoned vehicles from across the country
Abandoned vehicles all around Doha being removed by officials. Pic: Baher Amin / The Peninsula

The Committee for seizure Abandoned Vehicles at the Ministry of Municipality and surroundings has impounded 61,524 abandoned vehicles from everywhere the country since 2013 beneath its campaign to safeguard health and environment.

The impounded vehicles were taken to tow yards in Al Wakra and Abu Hamour. The Committee impounded forty three,202 abandoned vehicles to Al Mashaf Tow Yard and eighteen,312 abandoned vehicles to Mesaimeer (Abu Hamour) Tow Yard. a complete of twenty five,748 abandoned vehicles square measure still anticipating their house owners in Al Mashaf Tow Yard and eight,205 abandoned vehicles in Mesaimeer (Abu Hamour) Tow Yard.

The Committee waged major campaigns in coordination with all municipalities to impound the abandoned vehicles to Tow Yard. 

About 12,000 to 15,000 abandoned vehicles square measure impounded once a year, whereas regarding five hundred abandoned vehicles square measure being claimed by their house owners each month when paying the fine QR1,000 per vehicle.

 

The house owners of impounded vehicles also are being charged QR500 as towing charge for light-weight vehicles, QR800 for serious vehicles and QR2,000 for serious machinery and instrumentality.

According to the Ministry of Municipality and surroundings, a replacement tow yard with the capability of twenty five,000 to 30,000 abandoned vehicles can open shortly in Al Mazrouh, Umm shallon Municipality. Al Mazrouh Tow Yard is prepared to hitch 2|the 2} existing two yards in Al Mashaf at Al Wakra and Misaimeer at Abu Hamour. 

Marzouq Al Misifi, Assistant Director of Mechanical instrumentality Department at the Ministry of Municipality and surroundings, a member of the Committee, aforementioned that watching sections of the municipalities take away vehicles when receiving the requests for seizure the vehicles.

He aforementioned that Mechanical instrumentality Department is assigned to impound the abandoned vehicles when necessary legal procedures.

“The Committee for seizure Abandoned Vehicles in coordination with the Ministry of Awaqaf and Moslem Affairs towed abandoned vehicles from the parking of mosques,” aforementioned Al Misifi.

He aforementioned that the Committee conjointly impounded several abandoned vehicles from the parking of major business retailers and compounds of the businesses and residential areas.

“As per the law, the house owners of impounded vehicles square measure being given 3 months for reclaim from Tow Yard subsequently a letter was sent to the Traffic Department seeking to get rid of range plate to conduct auction for such vehicles,” aforementioned Al Misifi.

He aforementioned that that the general public Hygiene Law is being enforced on each abandoned vehicle if it seems to be deserted and is roofed by serious mud.

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