Bahrain: Free Parking for Hoora, Gudaibiya Residents

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For the first time in Bahrain, residents of certain areas in the Capital will soon receive special stickers that would exempt them from paying for parking their vehicles at paid parking zones in their areas.

The Ministry has begun issuing stickers (parking permits) to exempt citizens living in Hoora and Gudaibiya areas from paying parking fees.

“The ministry exempted the residents from paying the parking meters fees by issuing a special sticker for the residents to be placed inside the vehicle so that it is clear to traffic policemen, and this system is currently being applied for the first time in Gudaibiya and Hoora areas as a trial period. This procedure will be generalised to all governorates of the Kingdom,” Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam Khalaf said.

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A Bahraini resident of the area, who preferred to maintain anonymity, informed that they have heard about the proposed stickers, but they were not contacted by the authorities yet. Besides, it could not be verified if the plan includes non-Bahrainis, who form the majority of residents in the area.

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