A total of 1,013 fines for parking violations had been imposed last week alone, the Maldives Police Service has revealed.
The police revealed the work of their ‘Traffic Management Department’ for the period from 30th March to 05th April.
Parking violations are fined at the rate of MVR 750 (about USD 48) and 1,013 amounts to a total earning of MVR 759,750 (about USD 49,187) for the state.
First-time violations are fined at the rate of MVR 250, while second-time violations are fined at the rate of MVR 500.
The heavily congested capital Malé city has limited public parking, and parking on properties is rare, except in the case of government offices where parking is provided for staff.
Residents use public parking spaces, which are no longer clearly defined, and often misused – spaces set out for two-wheeled vehicles are often occupied by four-wheeled vehicles or blocked by wooden and metal pallets to allow easier access to pavements.