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UAE An important and mandatory decision for all road users in Dubai
UAE An important and mandatory decision for all road users in Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, issued Council Resolution No. (54) for the year 2021 regarding the organization of work on the road in the Emirate of Dubai.

The decision defines the functions of the Traffic and Roads Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority, as it undertakes the supervision and control of the right-of-way and the protection areas defined by the resolution as the area surrounding some parts of the right-of-way. The Authority's assets and vital facilities.

According to the decision, it is prohibited for any person to work in the road sanctuary or the protection area before obtaining a no-objection certificate or permit, as the case may be, and governmental authorities may, in emergency cases, work or carry out works in the road sanctuary before obtaining the NOC or the permit, provided that the institution is notified Traffic and roads shall do so within twenty-four hours from the start of work. The Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Authority shall specify, by a decision issued in this regard, the standards and conditions of emergency cases.

The decision stipulated the necessity to implement all works and occupations within the precincts of the road, in accordance with the technical and planning conditions, standards and specifications, as well as the requirements and standards related to health and public safety approved by the competent authorities, in addition to the conditions and requirements stipulated in the resolution and the approved traffic authority in this resolution and resolution. Roads and transportation in this regard, and the decision required the implementation of all works within the road precincts by one of the contractors and consultants approved by the Roads and Transport Authority, with the exception of government agencies that may carry out all works within the road precincts by their own devices or through service providers contracted with them.

Building owners and building contractors may carry out paving and paving works in front of buildings adjacent to the road sanctuary, provided that they comply with the technical specifications approved by the Roads and Transport Authority, obtain a no-objection certificate, and obtain the approval of the competent authorities in the cases that require this.

Pavement occupancy and its controls

According to the decision, it is prohibited for any person to occupy the sidewalk before obtaining a permit to do so from the Traffic and Roads Agency, and government authorities may, in emergency cases, occupy the sidewalk before obtaining the permit, provided that the Authority is notified of this within twenty-four hours from the start of implementation of the occupancy, and the Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors specify The directors of the Authority shall issue a decision in this regard regarding the standards and conditions of emergency cases.

The Director General of the Roads and Transport Authority and the Chairman of the Board of Directors or whoever he delegates shall specify the sites and areas authorized to be occupied from the sidewalk, the technical requirements for such occupancy, and the requirements for obtaining the permit, provided that pedestrians are not obstructed, or rancorous parties disrupt public services. Or breaching the planning requirements, requirements and standards related to health and public safety approved by the competent authorities in this regard.

The resolution stipulates that the permit period shall be for one year, renewable for similar periods, and the permit may be issued for a period of less than one year, in cases that require it, in accordance with the conditions and procedures approved by the Director General of the Authority and the Chairman of the Board of Directors by a decision issued by him in this regard, and the fee due is determined The permit whose period is less than one year shall divide the value of the annual fee for the required permit over the permit period, in a proportional manner, provided that the fee in all cases is not less than one thousand dirhams. Executing its services in the locations and spaces authorized to be occupied.

The decision stipulates that a special register of authorized persons shall be established at the Authority's Traffic and Roads Agency, called the "black list", its contents, the mechanism for calculating and erasing black points, and the effect of calculating them, in accordance with a decision issued by the Director General of the Authority and the Chairman of the Board of Directors in this regard. The Traffic and Roads Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority may, at the request of an authorized person who has not been included in the black list, agree to erase no more than twenty black points in one year, in return for paying an amount of thirty thousand dirhams for each point, and this approval is issued in accordance with the conditions And the procedures to be determined by a decision of the director general of the authority in this regard, and the decision stipulated a number of other matters.

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