Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Crackdown on car washing on roads  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 22/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) Authorities in Jeddah have launched inspection teams to crack down on the practice of car washing in residential areas and on roads

The move comes as part of Jeddah Municipality?s effort to educate the public about the importance of preserving water and raising awareness about protecting the environment.

Residents involved in washing cars on the streets and outside their residential units would be heavily fined

Many residents as well as janitors and watchmen, who earn extra money washing cars, have not welcomed news of the crackdown.

?My landlord informed me that government inspectors now patrol the streets and requested that I stop washing his car for the time being,? said Yousef Lahaji, a janitor. ?Washing cars is usually the job of every janitor in the city. We usually charge around SR50 to SR100 a month per vehicle, which serves as an additional source of income for us,? he added.

Ramadan S., a Pakistani janitor, said he charges SR60 per month for each car to supplement his SR1,000 salary. ?This ban will affect poor expatriates with meager incomes,? he said.

Similarly, Rahim, an Indian janitor, said he has five children back home that he needs to provide for, and washing cars is a means to supplement his salary, adding that the campaign restricts his income

Residents have been asked to clean and wash their cars at service stations or car washes

Many residents consider washing their cars in the neighborhood a cheaper way to clean their vehicles, as opposed to going to a car wash

Syed Safi, an Indian expatriate working in Jeddah, said he pays around SR50 per month to get his car washed, pointing out, ?It?s a lot more convenient and cheaper for me to have my car washed by the watchman; when I go to work in the morning my car?s already clean.?

Mohammed Ali, a Palestinian resident, said: ?The car washes charge more than SR100 per session. This is the amount we pay our janitor for the entire month. I recently got my car cleaned at a car wash in one of the malls here for SR60 and it was not even to my satisfaction. I request the authorities not to impose restrictions of this nature on the public.?


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 20 2014 - Syrian Kurds fleeing to Turkey pass 45000-markArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) SURUC Turkey: Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours fleeing an advance by Islamic State fighters who have seized dozens of villages ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Yemen TV building on fire as clashes continue in capitalArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) SANAA: Yemen's state-run television building caught fire after a three-day mortar attack by Shiite rebels who are protesting against the government residents and a TV employee ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- Jubail airport handles first civilian flightArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The first civilian aircraft landed at Jubail airport on Thursday morning marking its transformation from a purely military facility.The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- Four held for stealing money carsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Jubail police have arrested four young men who stole money from a company's safe and four vehicles from a car rental firm. They used the cars for drifting.Col. Ziad Al-Ruqaiti ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- Factories ignore safety rulesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Many factories and workshops in the Kingdom do not abide by safety and security standards to protect their buildings against fires. Such factories also do not maintain their air ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- Preparations for pilgrims in Madinah completeArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Madinah Mayor Khaled Taher said that the municipality's preparations for this year's Haj have been completed as scheduled. The municipality's action plan aims at offering ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- 1000 Mozambicans to arrive next weekArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Some 1000 pilgrims from Mozambique will arrive in Jeddah for this year's Haj in three separate groups according to Mozambican Ambassador Cesar Gouveia.'I'll be traveling to ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- Security agencies ready for any situation during HajArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Security and government agencies responsible for pilgrims' welfare during Haj are fully equipped to tackle any disaster including a helicopter ambulance and doctors linked with ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- Women investors beat men in stock marketArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The number of Saudi women investors in the stock market has grown by 5 percent while men investors increased by 2 percent over the first half of this year.There are now 892900 ...

 Sep 20 2014 - With 4.2m links 47m clips IS rules cyberspaceArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A 44-page search result by the search engine Google has revealed 4.2 million links and counting of Arabic websites newspapers and social networking sites in reference to ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help