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Posted On: 3 May 2021 04:38 pm
Updated On: 3 May 2021 04:47 pm

MOCI bans car repair works in public parking and sidewalks

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), in a Tweet, has announced the regulations to be followed by auto repair workshops and prohibits them from doing repair work in public parking and sidewalks.

The Ministry said, "Within the framework of the efforts of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and the Ministry of Interior, aimed at regulating and controlling commercial activities in the country, and in accordance with the laws, controls, and requirements in force in the country, the following is prohibited for shops that carry out maintenance and repair cars in cities and commercial streets."

  • To carry out its business and activities outside the site of the license granted to it, in public places, sidewalks, adjacent squares, or between residential neighbourhoods.
  • In the event that the area of the commercial store does not allow for the entry of at least one car, its location should be changed and once the licensed stores are moved to the designated areas, the activities can be practiced.
  • It is forbidden to place and park customers ’cars in public parking, on the sidewalks, or between residential neighborhoods, and must commit to handing over cars to customers upon completion of their repair.

The Ministry also said that the decision includes the following activities:

  • Auto electrical repair
  • Auto oil change
  • Car Seat Upholstery
  • Auto Computer Programming
  • Repair and change and sale of tires
  • Auto engine repair
  • Radiator repair
  • Auto brakes repair
  • Auto Air Conditioning Repair
  • Auto Accessories Installation
  • Sell Car Accessories
  • Auto glass repair
  • Auto electronics repair
  • Auto balancing

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Source: MOCIQatar (Twitter)
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