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Posted On: 11 February 2009 09:50 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Abu Hamour free of junked vehicles

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The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning (MMAUP) has started clearing the large collection of abandoned vehicles dumped at an open ground in Abu Hamour area. Huge trailers were seen carrying the dumped vehicles from the area to an unknown destination early yesterday. Recently, the Ministry of Interior has expressed concern over the ever-increasing number of abandoned vehicles in the city and the outskirts. A top official of the ministry has called for finding an effective mechanism to dispose the scrapped cars, saying that these abandoned vehicles could be used as a hideout by anti-social elements and may also lead to security problems. Citing the new traffic law which proposes that all vehicles older than 15 years would be denied road permit, he had warned that the problem could aggravate. Apart from the security concerns, the dumped cars were also turning a blot on the beauty of the city and were posing environmental hazards. Meanwhile, a top official of the MMAUP said heavy fines will be imposed on the owners who tend to abandon their vehicles on roads and public space. The fine will be accumulated if they fail to remove the vehicles after a specific period of time. The official also suggested that such scrapped vehicles could be compressed and melted down in plants to be recycled. The ministry has intensified its daily inspections to trace out the abandoned vehicles. We commented on that exact solution here :)