FCTA Begins Enforcement of Park and Pay Policy, Nine Years after Suspension

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Nine years after the suspension of the on-street parking scheme in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration on Monday said it had concluded plans to commence the enforcement of the reintroduced policy.

The Director of Traffic Management at FCTA Transportation, Wadata Bodinga, announced that the policy is aimed at bringing sanity and addressing disturbing traffic congestion in Abuja. 

The first phase of the exercise would be human-friendly and will commence in March in areas like Maitama and Wuse, at no cost to vehicle owners, he said.

He noted that the new FCT Parking Regulations 2019 has sufficient provisions for the scheme and assured that all the legal issues that were an impediment have been resolved. 

Bodinga explained the policy was necessary, following the rapid population growth in Abuja and its resulting traffic congestion.

According to him, "with the present state of the FCT traffic irregularities which pose a great hazard towards road users, the reintroduction of the On-street parking scheme by the administration will mitigate these challenges to the barest minimum.

"While the On-street parking scheme may seem overbearing for some users, the scheme impacts positively on the FCT residents on economic activities through improving customer experience and promoting an efficient parking management system," he added. 


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