Image Courtesy: Dubai Media Office
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is preparing to introduce an eParking ticket, Dubai Media Office reported.
The initiative is aligned with parking metres being upgraded with interactive touch screens, which will enable motorists to enter vehicle details, and have eParking tickets issued, a statement said.
#Dubai‘s @rta_dubai to launch eParking tickets; an innovative solution for paying parking fees in Dubai without the need for a paper ticket. The project which comes in line with #Dubai Paperless Strategy will be implemented in Q1, 2020. pic.twitter.com/nj2LVBhT5Y
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 27, 2020
The eParking tickets will be similar to text messages for mobile phones, leaving no need to display the paper ticket on the vehicle, hence upgrading the service level of paying parking fees.
Upgraded parking metres will be installed over multiple phases starting from Q1 2020 till the end of 2022.
The implementation of this project commenced after the review of public polls conducted during the pilot phase of improved parking metres installed across multiple locations, the statement said.
The initiative, part of smart transformation of RTA’s parking department, caters to the trend of using technology that eliminates the hassle of issuing and displaying paper tickets on vehicles.
The move will also scrap fines that are levied due to improper display of parking tickets, as well as enable the payment of parking fees for motorbikes.
Earlier this month, RTA announced that motorists in Dubai could now earn loyalty points on Nol Plus by paying parking fees via the RTA app.
Parking users could recharge their accounts through the Nol card, mPay or ePay.