Parking has been prohibited across a major area of Ameer Ahmed Magu, near the Indian High Commission.
As of Tuesday night, vehicles can no longer be parked from Velaanaage to the Indian High Commission.
Vehicles are also prohibited from being stationary outside the embassy for extended periods of time. A sign posted in the area reads the zone is not to be used apart from taxis, waste collection, and moving goods.
It is worth noting that Indian High Commissioner Sunjay Sudhir has requested the Maldivian government to close off the pavement in front of the High Commission and construct concrete bollards. He also requested the permanent closure of Lotus Goalhi, a lane east of the Commission.
The parking area that has now been closed off was often used by staff of nearby government and private offices. This will greatly inconvenience those searching for parking spots.