Doha, Qatar :Doha Unveils Ambitious Smart Parking Project to Ease Traffic and Enhance Urban Life
In a joint press conference involving the Technical Office of the Minister of Municipality, the Digital Innovation Department of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology's Digital Industry Sector, and the Public Works Authority "Ashghal," Qatar has revealed its comprehensive plans for a cutting-edge vehicle parking management project. The primary aim is to alleviate traffic congestion and elevate the quality of urban and residential living.
Key highlights of the project include the installation of advanced sensors and identification panels in public parking lots situated in West Bay, the Corniche, and Central Doha. The multifaceted goals of this parking regulation initiative encompass:
- Streamlining parking space usage to reduce congestion and traffic issues in densely populated areas.
- Encouraging the use of public transportation to decrease emissions, combat pollution, and alleviate road congestion.
- Enhancing road traffic safety while reducing violations related to improper parking.
- Maximizing the efficient utilization of Qatar's road and land resources, thereby optimizing infrastructure investments for development projects.
Engineer Mohammed Ali Al Marri, the leader of the Doha City Design Team at Ashghal, reported that infrastructure for approximately 18,210 vehicle parking lots across various locations has already been completed.
Iman Al Kuwari, Director of the Digital Innovation Department at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, emphasized the significance of the smart parking service, stating that it represents a significant technological leap in enhancing comfort and traffic flow while reducing congestion. The service aims to simplify the parking experience by facilitating parking space identification.
Efficient parking management aligns with Qatar's National Vision 2030, the State Parking Master Plan 2022, and the Qatar Transport Master Plan 2050. The smart parking management system within the Tasmu project is expected to encompass parking reservations, fee collection, violation control, and penalty enforcement in compliance with legal provisions and ministerial guidelines.
The Ministry of Municipality's Technical Office is actively working on the roadmap for overseeing both public and private parking in collaboration with Ashghal and relevant departments within the Ministry. This effort includes close coordination with municipalities, project management teams, and information systems management to ensure a seamless and integrated approach.