Sharjah Police discuss eviction process in Qadisiya. File
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
In implementation of the directives of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Sharjah City Municipality continues its campaign to evacuate Al Qadisiya area from the violating bachelors and workers.
The campaign continues in cooperation with Sharjah police and Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority.
Thabit Al Turaifi, Director General of the municipality, said that as part of the municipality’s keenness to implement the directives of the Ruler of Sharjah, it has organized 1514 inspection visits within two weeks, during which 3,936 workers, bachelors and violators were evacuated from 185 homes and 161 violating residential units were closed.
Utilities were immediately disconnected from 79 homes for committing several violations, including unpermitted engineering modifications and random electrical connections. 169 notices were served on other units.
The decision was made after a complaint filed through the "Direct Line" programme broadcast by Sharjah TV and Radio about a large number of workers and bachelors living in Al Qadisiyah area, which causes disturbance to the families in the area.
One caller from that area said, during a telephone conversation, “There are a large number of workers living in the neighbourhood in the Qadisiyah area, which is designated for families, however workers spread among the buildings and dwellings, in a way that poses a threat to the families residing in there."
She added, “There are people who unlawfully rent to bachelors and workers, behind the knowledge of the municipality in Qadsiyah and in other areas as well.”
“In order to make it easy for people to use the public buses within Sharjah and to encourage families to use them, the SRTA has increased the number of buses touring the city to complete 1,284 trips a day.”
The Sharjah Municipality announced that the elderly in Sharjah would be exempted from public parking fees. The elderly would be provided with free annual subscriptions that allow them to park in all the city’s car-parks at all times.
The vehicles’ gears were also used to shape lighting and vehicle exhaust was used to form a fountain in the middle of the garden
One worker said that was barely enough to buy food, let alone other necessities. "Nowadays we can't even afford coarse rice for our family with this amount," said Anjana Bhuyian, 50.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced that it conducted 226,570 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
The Ministry expressed full support to any measures taken by Saudi authorities to maintain its security and safety of its citizens and residents.