Mixed reaction to parking fees at City Center
It’s been more than a month since City Center mall has introduced pay-for-parking.
Reactions to the new practice range from elation at being able to find a parking space to dismay at shelling out QR35 after spending more than four hours at the mall (akin to dinner and a movie).
Gulf Times reports:
Whereas many customers have expressed their frustration at the introduction of the charges, others have highlighted the positive results that the new scheme has already produced.
Finding a space at what are generally the busiest times of day at the mall is markedly easier, and it is also possible to tell if the car park is full before spending a significant of time circling the area looking for a space…
However, some have been left exasperated by the system, claiming it is too expensive and has led to them opting for other malls in which to do their shopping, eating and cinema-going.
Another problem that has been identified with the new system is the traffic caused by cars trying to exit the car park.
As customers leave the parking area they are faced with a queue to get to the ticket booths to pay their fees.
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