BY MATOVU A. TWAHA
IN a bid to check on motor traffic jam, the time upon which trucks have to move through Dubai has been changed on over a dozen roads.
The prohibition is from 7.30am up to 9.30am, then from 1pm to 3pm, and from 5.30pm to 8pm. This rule will last for only the month of Ramadan.
This was revealed by the Director of Traffic Department at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Traffic and Roads Agency, Hussain Al-Banna at the beginning of Ramadan.
In particular it covers Al-Khail Road, Al-Wasl, Al-Mankhool, Al-Sofouh, Jumeirah, Ras Al-Khor, Dubai Al-Ain, and Al-Aweer Roads, in addition to a number of other roads in the city "in addition to a number of other roads in the city."
Industrial areas, where truck movement is allowed 24 hours a day, are however not affected by the prohibited timings.
While explaining the decision, said Banna; "The decision aims to streamline traffic to fit with the morning and evening work timings in both government and private sectors; which also coincides with the working hours of schools as well as public and private educational institutions during Ramadan."
He added the decision specified vital Central Business District (CBD) and key areas where truck movement is prohibited runs from 7am up to 11pm, without any exception timings in the afternoon.
Source: Gulf Today