On Saturday, Sharjah Municipality launched two digital scanning vehicles to monitor parking violations in densely populated areas.
Thabet Al-Tarifi, Director General of Sharjah Municipality, said that the launch of survey vehicles is part of the first phase of introducing an advanced inspection system in public parking.
"One inspection vehicle can scan 3,000 vehicles in one hour," he said.
Ali Ahmed Abu Ghazin, Director of the Public Parking Department at Sharjah Municipality, said that these vehicles will monitor the areas with touch-screen payment devices.
"Vehicles can read license plates and separate the fees paid through electronic tickets, long-term subscriptions, and text messages."
He added that the vehicles will be given a grace period of 10 minutes without paying the fees as they were in the past.