City Council to sell 1000 parking spots in capital Malé

Malé road traffic | Photo: Corporate Maldives

Malé, Maldives – Malé City Council announced today that 1,000 parking spots are up for sale in the capital city.

The City Council announced this as a solution for the problematic garage document requirement which is being exploited, with garage owners selling documents at high prices for four wheelers.

The Land Transport Act (no. 5/2009) requires a garage placement document in order to register the vehicles with more than two wheels. This has lead to corruption and a system of exploitation using the “garage fee” where private parties charge exponential amounts to register vehicles to garages, leading to multiple vehicles being registered per garage over capacity.

Mayor Mohamed Muizzu stated that 250 of the 1,000 parking slots will be allocated for taxis. Muizzu further detailed that the parking spots will be sold from roads wider than 20ft and in the carnival area.

Priority will be given to two wheeler parking when assigning spaces to sell, said Mayor Muizzu.

The owners of the parking spots will have the choice to move their parking spots to a parking building once such an infrastructure is built.

The Malé City Council will open for applications at an early date.