The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) announced Wednesday the opening of free parking spaces near Al Qassar Metro Station starting from January 17, and near Al Wakrah Metro Station starting from 26 January. The two locations can accommodate 700 vehicles.
This comes in the context of the Ministry's 'Park and Ride' Project, which provides parking spaces free of charge adjacent to Doha Metro stations. The project aims to encourage vehicle owners to use the modern public transportation systems to and from their destinations in less time and at a lower cost.
Meanwhile, work continues between the MOTC and several bodies concerned to complete and deliver free parking spaces in other two locations; Lusail and Education City, which are planned to open in late March.
The 'Park and Ride' Project is a part of the Ministry's Public Bus Infrastructure Programme. It supports the country's public transportation network and Doha Metro services for citizens, residents, visitors and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 fans.
Additionally, contracts have been awarded for establishing five new bus stations in the context of the same Program in areas of Al Wakrah, Lusail, Al Sudan, the Education City and Industrial City and works are expected to complete in Q3 of 2021.
The 'Park and Ride' Project comes in the framework of the attention paid by the MOTC to providing modern and highly efficient facilities and parking spaces strategically distributed across the country to encourage the public to use country's modern, sustainable and eco-friendly public transportation. This will help further improve the services on public roads and at major intersections by achieving smoother traffic flow, less congestion and less carbon emissions.
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