SHARJAH: The Sharjah Municipality (SM) announced on Tuesday the changed timings of different departments and parks under the civic body during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Deputy Director General of Sharjah Municipality Riad Abdullah Bin Eilan announced the change of timings to ensure easy and continuous services to the public during the whole month.
The change of timings also affects paid public car parks in all areas of Sharjah City during the holy month of Ramadan. Paid parking timings will be from 8 am to 1pm during the mornings and 7 pm to midnight, he said.
The Department General Health Clinic will start working from 9 am to 2 pm and from 9 pm to 11 pm and provide services to the public on health affairs to avoid expected congestion and pressure of work to the employees and the public due to the reduced working hours.
Similar changes are made in the timings for opening and closing parks during the month of Ramadan. In order to provide an opportunity for all families to enjoy the various forms of entertainment offered by parks, the National Park will be open from 8 in the evening after Iftar and remain open till midnight.
The municipality has also made special lighting arrangements and other equipment and personnel necessary for the convenience and care of all visitors to the National Park, Bin Eilan said. Other neighbourhood gardens that are spread throughout the city of Sharjah will be open continuously from 4 pm to 12.30 am.
The Consumer Protection Department, where tenancy contracts are attested, will be working from 9 am to 5 pm every day during the month in the interest of the municipality to provide an opportunity for all tenants to complete their transactions. The process of ratification of contracts by the municipality’s other centres and outlets will function from 9 am till noon.
Meanwhile, the municipality will intensify the ongoing thorough inspection campaigns at eateries and food processing factories in Sharjah to follow up and monitor the market to ensure the validity and quality of food produced and distributed among the public, he said.
The municipal health team will ensure the safety of consumers by applying the laws and regulations in force in this regard, Bin Eilan said, pointing out that the municipality has completed all preparations for the month of Ramadan including the decorations of streets, intersections and public places.