Published On: Thu, Feb 11th, 2016
Published in Category: International

300 residents fined over dirty balconies

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Sharjah: The Sharjah Municipality has fined more than 300 residents this year, so far, for hanging clothes for drying, storing unused materials and installing dish antennae in balconies of apartments.

Over 9,400 fines were issued for violations related to “distorting the appearance of the city” last year. A Dh500 fine is imposed on violators, which is doubled in case of non-payment.

According to media reports, while speaking to a National Daily Faisal Al Mulla, director, city monitoring department of Sharjah Municipality, said the civic body in an intensified campaign issued such fines within the framework of its keenness to maintain the civilised appearance and beauty of the city.

“The municipality had issued orders to prevent hanging of laundry and installation of TV dish antennae in balconies and windows,” he said. The municipality will continue its inspections to ensure that residents are abiding by the regulation.document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);