x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Truck times adjusted during Ramadan

Key roads and bridges in Dubai will see altered truck traffic during Ramadan to ease the continuing traffic congestion.

The Roads Transport Authority (RTA) announced the adjustment of the times trucks are allowed on certain places in Dubai during the holy month of Ramadan. The RTA aims to ease traffic congestion and streamline the traffic flow to match the morning and evening work schedules of people working in the public and private sectors. The engineer Adel Al Marzouqi said truck traffic is prohibited from 7.30am up to 9.30am, from 1pm to 3pm and from 5.30pm to 8.00pm on the Al Maktoum and Al Garhoud bridges and on a series of roads, including: Al Khail, Al Wasl, Al Mankhool, Emirates, Sheikh Zayed, Safouh, Jumeirah, Ras Al Khor, Dubai-Al Ain, and Al Awir. The strict ban on trucks in certain downtown areas runs from 7am up to 11pm without any exception at noon time. These areas include Sheikh Zayed Road from Jebel Ali Port to Za'abeel Tunnel, part of Sheikh Rashid Road from Za'abeel Tunnel to Al Garhoud Tunnel, and Al Ittihad Road in the sector from Al Garhoud Tunnel to Al Mamzar Bridge, in addition to all downtown roads. Industrial areas are not affected by the ban times. Areas banned for traffic 24 hours a day are Shindagha Tunnel, Al Maktoum Bridge and Business Bay Crossing. *WAM